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A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi wears a button showing Morsi and a slogan in Arabic that reads, "Morsi for Egyptian presidency 2012," during a protest in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. Some 20,000 police officers and soldiers will guard the upcoming trial of Egypt's toppled president on Nov. 4, as Islamist opponents plan massive protests that may spark more turmoil in the country.

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A supporter of Egypt’s ousted president Mohammed Morsi wears a button with a slogan in Arabic that reads “Morsi for Egyptian presidency 2012″, during a protest in Cairo on Friday.

A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi holds a flare and chants slogans against the army during a protest in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi are holding scattered protests across Egypt, calling off a planned rally at Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square almost a week after bloody clashes left nearly 60 dead. Thousands of Morsi supporters took to the streets Friday in several cities, commemorating 100 days since Egypt's first democratically elected president was ousted by the military following mass protests calling for his resignation.

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A supporter of Egypt’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi holds a flare and chants slogans against the army during a protest in Cairo, Egypt, on Friday. Morsi supporters have held scattered protests across Egypt, but called off a planned rally at Tahrir Square almost a week after bloody clashes left nearly 60 dead.

A tunnel worker ascends on a rope inside a smuggling tunnel dug beneath the Gaza-Egypt border in the southern Gaza Strip. Hamas is struggling to meet its payroll in the Gaza Strip, where income from taxes has been badly hit since neighbouring Egypt started destroying a network of tunnels used to smuggle food, fuel and weapons into the Islamist-run enclave. Picture taken October 8, 2013.

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A tunnel worker ascends on a rope inside a smuggling tunnel dug beneath the Gaza-Egypt border in the southern Gaza Strip. Hamas is struggling to meet its payroll in the Gaza Strip, where income from taxes has been badly hit since neighbouring Egypt started destroying a network of tunnels used to smuggle food, fuel and weapons into the Islamist-run enclave.

slamist protesters confront Egyptian se...Islamist protesters confront Egyptian security forces as they take part in a march against the military in the capital Cairo on October 4, 2013. Egyptian police fired live rounds into the air and tear gas at Islamist protesters in Cairo as supporters and opponents of ousted president Mohamed Morsi clashed in the capital and elsewhere after Friday prayers. AFP PHOTO / KHALED KAMELKHALED KAMEL/AFP/Getty Images

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Islamist protesters confront security forces as they take part in a march against the military in Cairo, Egypt. Police fired live rounds into the air and tear gas at protesters as supporters and opponents of ousted president Mohamed Morsi clashed in the capital and elsewhere after Friday prayers.

A Palestinian makes a Rabaa sign, symbolizing the crackdown in Cairo on the Rabaa Aldawyia mousque protest camp the previous month, during a protest against the Egyptian authority’s closure of the Rafah crossing between Egypt and Gaza.

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A Palestinian makes a Rabaa sign, symbolizing the crackdown in Cairo on the Rabaa Aldawyia mousque protest camp the previous month, during a protest against the Egyptian authority’s closure of the Rafah crossing between Egypt and Gaza.

Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi hold posters showing victims of a military crackdown on their protest camp during a march in old Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. Arabic reads, "no for treachery", "no for military coup" and  "martyrs of republican guard massacre ." Egyptian security and military forces deployed Friday around Cairo, closing off traffic in some major thoroughfares and in the city center ahead of protests by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. The rallies are a test of whether Morsi's supporters can keep up their pressure despite an intensive security crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, from which he hails.

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Supporters of Egypt’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi hold posters showing victims of a military crackdown on their protest camp during a march in old Cairo, Egypt, on Friday. 

Delegates at a meeting of Amnesty International hold up masks depicting ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertiti wearing a gas mask in protest against the ongoing violence as well as sexual violence against women in Egypt on August 19, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. In the latest turn of events in Egypt militants killed 25 policemen following days of clashes that have left over 800 people dead.

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Delegates at a meeting of Amnesty International in Berlin, Germany, hold up masks on Monday depicting ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertiti wearing a gas mask in protest against the ongoing violence as well as sexual violence against women in Egypt. In the latest turn of events in Egyptian militants killed 25 policemen following days of clashes that have left over 800 people dead

An injured protesters who supports ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi lies inside a  mosque in Ramses Square in Cairo...ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH  An injured protesters who supports ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi lies inside a mosque in Ramses Square in Cairo, August 16, 2013. Protests by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi turned violent across Egypt on Friday, with witnesses reporting four dead in central Cairo and at least 12 killed in northern cities as the Muslim Brotherhood staged a "Day of Rage". REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) TEMPLATE OUT

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An injured protester who supports ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi lies inside a mosque in Ramses Square in Cairo on Friday. Protests by supporters of ousted Islamist Mr Morsi turned violent across Egypt, with witnesses reporting four dead in central Cairo and at least 12 killed in northern cities as the Muslim Brotherhood staged a ‘day of rage’.

Egyptians mourn over the bodies of their relatives in the El-Iman mosque at Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. Egypt faced a new phase of uncertainty on Thursday after the bloodiest day since its Arab Spring began, with hundreds of people reported killed and thousands injured as police smashed two protest camps of supporters of the deposed Islamist president. Wednesday's raids touched off day-long street violence that prompted the military-backed interim leaders to impose a state of emergency and curfew, and drew widespread condemnation from the Muslim world and the West, including the United States

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Egyptians mourn their relatives in the El-Iman mosque at Nasr City, Cairo. Egypt faced a new phase of uncertainty on Thursday after the bloodiest day since its Arab uprising began. 

Egyptians search for valuables among the debris of a protest camp in Nahda Square, near Cairo University in Giza, Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Aug.15, 2013. Egypt faced a new phase of uncertainty on Thursday after the bloodiest day since its Arab Spring began, with over 300 people reported killed and thousands injured as police smashed two protest camps of supporters of the deposed Islamist president. Wednesday's raids touched off day-long street violence that prompted the military-backed interim leaders to impose a state of emergency and curfew, and drew widespread condemnation from the Muslim world and the West, including the United States.  (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

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The remains of the protest camp in Nahda Square, near Cairo University in the Giza area of the city, on Thursday. Egypt faces a new phase of uncertainty after the bloodiest day since its Arab uprising began, with at least 421 people killed in Wednesday’s violence and 3,572 injured, according to the Egyptian Health Ministry. In the latest development on Thursday, Turkey has called for a UN meeting in an effort to reduce further bloodshed.

A member of the Egyptian security forces speaks to a woman holding a stick at they clear a sit-in by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, at the smaller of the two camps, near the Cairo University campus in Giza, Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Egyptian security forces, backed by armored cars and bulldozers, moved on Wednesday to clear two sit-in camps by supporters of the country's ousted President Mohammed Morsi, showering protesters with tear gas as the sound of gunfire rang out at both sites.

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A member of the Egyptian security forces speaks to a woman at one of two camps in Cairo set up by supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, which government soldiers are clearing. This camp is the smaller of the two and is near the Cairo University campus in Giza. Egyptian security forces, backed by armoured cars and bulldozers, moved on Wednesday to clear the sites, showering protesters with tear gas as the sound of gunfire rang out at both camps.

Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi chant slogans against Egyptian Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi during clashes with Egyptian security forces in Cairo's Mohandessin neighborhood, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Egyptian security forces, backed by armored cars and bulldozers, moved on Wednesday to clear two sit-in camps by supporters of the country's ousted President Mohammed Morsi, showering protesters with tear gas as the sound of gunfire rang out at both sites.

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Supporters of Egypt’s ousted president Mohamed Morsi chant slogans against the country’s defence minister General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during clashes with Egyptian security forces in Cairo’s Mohandessin neighbourhood on Wednesday. Egyptian security forces, backed by armoured cars and bulldozers, moved on Wednesday to clear two sit-in camps of supporters of Mr Morsi, firing tear gas at protesters as the sound of gunfire rang out at both sites.

Security members of a group of supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsia holding a sit-in at Rabaa Al-Adawiya mosque train near a sandbag barricade in Nasser City, where protesters have installed one of their camps in Cairo, Egypt

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Security members of a group of supporters of Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi holding a sit-in at Rabaa Al-Adawiya mosque, train near a sandbag barricade in Nasser City, where protesters have installed one of their camps in Cairo, Egypt

An anti-Mursi supporter of Egypt's army walks in front of his shop, with huge posters of Egypt's army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi with cross and crescent symbol of the unity Egyptians in downtown Cairo...An anti-Mursi supporter of Egypt's army walks in front of his shop, with huge posters of Egypt's army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi with cross and crescent symbol of the unity of Egyptians in downtown Cairo August 7, 2013. For a man who says he doesn't want to be president, Egypt's army chief is proving to be a skilful politician so far. Since he deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi on July 3, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has built on a web of contacts he began nurturing after his appointment as army chief last year. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh  (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

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An anti-Morsi supporter on Wednesday walks in front of his shop, with posters of Egypt‘s army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi with cross and crescent symbol of the unity of Egyptians in downtown Cairo.

Muslim activists from the Youth Alliance Care for the Muslim World (Aliansi Pemuda Peduli Dunia Islam) hold posters of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi during a protest against the removal of Morsi in Egypt, on July 30, 2013 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The Youth Alliance Care for the Muslim World is urging Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to take action over alleged crimes against humanity in Egypt.

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Muslim activists from the Youth Alliance Care for the Muslim World (Aliansi Pemuda Peduli Dunia Islam) protest in Yogyakarta, Indonesia against the toppling of Mohammed Morsi, former Egyptian president, on Tuesday. 

An opponent of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi runs next to a burning scooter, during clashes against Morsi supporters, in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, July 22, 2013. On Monday, clashes broke out between Morsi supporters and opponents near Cairo's Tahrir Square and in the city of Qalioub on the capital's outskirts, where at least one person was shot to death, security officials said. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

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An opponent of Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi runs next to a burning scooter, during clashes against Morsi supporters, in Cairo on Monday. Clashes broke out between Morsi supporters and opponents near Cairo’s Tahrir Square and in the city of Qalioub on the capital’s outskirts, where at least one person was shot dead, security officials said. 

A member of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporter of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi places posters of Mursi on a lamp post during a protest in front of the courthouse and the Attorney General's office in Cairo.

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A member of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporter of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi places posters of Mr Morsi on a lamp post during a protest in front of a courthouse and the attorney-general’s office in Cairo.

A boy peers out of a traditional Tok Tok as it passes by supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi marching in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 19, 2013. Thousands of protesters are holding rallies across Egypt to demand the reinstatement of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. The Muslim Brotherhood, from which Morsi hails, is mobilizing followers to march in Cairo and elsewhere Friday for a protest they re dubbing "Breaking the Coup.

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A boy peers out of a traditional tuk tuk as it passes supporters of Egypt’s ousted president Mohammed Morsi marching in Cairo. Thousands of protesters are holding rallies across Egypt to demand the reinstatement of Mr Morsi. The Muslim Brotherhood, from which Mr Morsi hails, is mobilising followers to march in Cairo and elsewhere on Friday for a protest they are dubbing ‘Breaking the Coup’.

Competitors from Egypt practice their synchronised swimming team performance at the Saint Jordi arena in Barcelona prior to the world swimming championships...Egypt's team practice their synchronised swimming team performance ahead of the upcoming World Swimming Championships at the Sant Jordi arena in Barcelona, July 17, 2013. The World Swimming Championships will take place July 20 to August 4.

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Egypt’s team practice their synchronised swimming team performance ahead of the upcoming World Swimming Championships at the Sant Jordi arena in Barcelona. The World Swimming Championships will take place July 20 to August 4.

Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi run from tear gas fired by riot police during clashes on the Sixth of October Bridge over the Ramsis square area in central Cairo...Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi run from tear gas fired by riot police during clashes on the Sixth of October Bridge over the Ramsis square area in central Cairo July 15, 2013. Police fired tear gas in central Cairo on Monday when protesters calling for the reinstatement of the ousted Islamist president, Mohamed Mursi, scuffled with drivers and passers-by annoyed that they had blocked major roads. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh  (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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Supporters of Mohamed Morsi, the deposed president of Egypt, run from tear gas fired by riot police during clashes on the Sixth of October Bridge over the Ramsis square area in Cairo. Police moved in when protesters, calling for the reinstatement of Mr Morsi, scuffled with drivers and passers-by who became annoyed by the road being blocked