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Egyptians shelter behind columns after police exchanged gunfire with supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi holed up inside a Cairo mosque on Friday.
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August 17, 2013 Police and military forces clad in riot gear had surrounded the area in an hours-long siege of the compound in Cairo.
Popular satirist Bassem Youssef, who has come to be known as Egypt's Jon Stewart, waves as he enters Egypt's state prosecutors office on Sunday.
April 3, 2013 The embassy tweeted a link to Stewart's monologue mocking Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. The tweet offended the Egyptians, so the embassy deleted its entire Twitter account. It then restored the feed without the offending tweet.
A protester shouts early Friday in Cairo's Tahrir Square.
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November 30, 2012 Early Friday, Islamists approved a draft that critics are calling the "Muslim Brotherhood constitution." Protesters are also rallying against President Mohammed Morsi's decree giving him sweeping new powers.
November 22, 2011 Authorities accuse them of tossing Molotov cocktails. American officials are working to get them released.
Earlier today a protester stood on top of a burned car in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt.
November 21, 2011 The protesters who have flooded into Tahrir Square again say the new leaders are the same as the old leaders.
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An Egyptian protester prepares to hurl a tear gas canister back at security forces as others run for cover earlier today in Cairo's Tahrir Square.
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November 21, 2011 A morgue official tells The Associated Press that more than 20 people have been killed. The protests against military rule and authorities' crackdown have raised questions about whether elections will be held on time. Officials vow they will.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (in red) shook hands with a child as she visited Cairo's Tahrir Square earlier today (March 16, 2011).
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March 16, 2011 "To see where this revolution happened and all that it has meant to the world is extraordinary for me," the U.S. secretary of state added.
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Egyptian anti-government demonstrators held a huge national flag as they gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Wednesday (Feb. 9, 2011).
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February 9, 2011 "There are people who are listening to music, there are people who are chanting, there are people who are selling popcorn," says NPR's JJ Sutherland in an audio report from the scene.
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November 20, 2007 Hookahs, Genies, and Cairo... what more could you want in a comic book? We talk with G. Willow Wilson about Cairo: a graphic novel.
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