Egypt's political strifes

Protests broke out as thousands of Egyptian opposition supporters rally outside of the Presidential palace to protest against the upcoming referendum on the new draft constitution. Egypt's powerful army has called for President Mohamed Morsi and the secular opposition to meet later in the day to stop a crisis over an imminent constitutional referendum from tearing the country apart. - Photos and Text by AFP

An fully-veiled Egyptian woman walks past an army tank parked outside the presidential palace in Cairo.
An fully-veiled Egyptian woman walks past an army tank parked outside the presidential palace in Cairo.
Protesters light up a flair as thousands of Egyptian opposition supporters rally outside of the Presidential palace to protest against the upcoming referendum on the new draft constitution on December 11, 2012, in Cairo. ? Photo AFP
Protesters light up a flair as thousands of Egyptian opposition supporters rally outside of the Presidential palace to protest against the upcoming referendum on the new draft constitution on December 11, 2012, in Cairo. ? Photo AFP
Two Egyptian men ride a motorbike past a tank stationed outside the presidential palace in Cairo.
Two Egyptian men ride a motorbike past a tank stationed outside the presidential palace in Cairo.
An Egyptian protestor sleeps on the pavement outside the presidential palace in Cairo on December.
An Egyptian protestor sleeps on the pavement outside the presidential palace in Cairo on December.
An silhouetted Egyptian boy drinks atop a concrete barricade outside the  presidential palace in Cairo on December 12, 2012.
An silhouetted Egyptian boy drinks atop a concrete barricade outside the presidential palace in Cairo on December 12, 2012.
Egyptians walk past a line of army tanks stationed outside the presidential palace in Cairo.
Egyptians walk past a line of army tanks stationed outside the presidential palace in Cairo.

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