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Egyptians hold violent protests on anniversary of 2011 uprising

January 26 2013, 11:42

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Egyptian protesters hang a giant banner in the colors of Egypt’s national flag on barbed wires in front of anti-riot soldiers at the entrance to the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. Two years after Egypt’s revolution began, the country’s schism was on display Friday as the mainly liberal and secular opposition held rallies saying the goals of the pro-democracy uprising have not been met and denouncing Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)Egyptian protesters hang a giant banner in the colors of Egypt’s national flag on barbed wires in front of anti-riot soldiers at the entrance to the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. Tens of thousands of Egyptians gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square to mark the anniversary of the 2011 pro-democracy uprising that deposed dictator Hosni Mubarak. Angered by a rapidly failing economy and a deep mistrust of the ruling Islamist party, protesters clashed violently with police, who blocked the entrance to the presidential  palace and fired tear gas into the crowd.

 

Egyptian demonstrators march from Moustafa Mahmoud mosque towards Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. Two years after Egypt’s revolution began, the country’s schism was on display Friday as the mainly liberal and secular opposition held rallies saying the goals of the pro-democracy uprising have not been met and denouncing Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. Banner in center shows an image of Egyptian feminist, Hoda Shaarawi who called for Egyptian women to remove the veil in 1922. (AP Photo/Ahmed Abd el Fattah)Egyptian demonstrators march from Moustafa Mahmoud mosque towards Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. Banner in center shows an image of Egyptian feminist, Hoda Shaarawi who called for Egyptian women to remove the veil in 1922. (AP Photo/Ahmed Abd el Fattah)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Egyptian protesters take cover as they clash with riot police, not seen, near Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. Two years after Egypt’s revolution began, the country’s schism was on display Friday as the mainly liberal and secular opposition held rallies saying the goals of the pro-democracy uprising have not been met and denouncing Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. With the anniversary, Egypt is definitively in the new phase of its upheaval. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)Egyptian protesters take cover as they clash with riot police, not seen, near Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Egyptian protesters tear down a cement wall built to prevent them from reaching parliament and the Cabinet building near Tahrir Square, in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. Egypt’s black-clad riot police fired tear gas in fierce dawn clashes with dozens of protesters. The violence which was soothed hours later in central Cairo comes on eve of the second anniversary of Egypt’s Jan. 25 uprising, which toppled longtime authoritarian president Hosni Mubarak in 2011. (AP Photo/Hussein Tallal)Egyptian protesters tear down a cement wall built to prevent them from reaching parliament and the Cabinet building near Tahrir Square, in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. Egypt’s black-clad riot police fired tear gas in fierce dawn clashes with dozens of protesters. The violence which was soothed hours later in central Cairo comes on eve of the second anniversary of Egypt’s Jan. 25 uprising, which toppled longtime authoritarian president Hosni Mubarak in 2011. (AP Photo/Hussein Tallal)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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