Egypt mass protests challenge President Mohammed Mursi

Thousands of Egyptians gathered at Tahrir Square t... more

People take part in a mass rally on Tuesday against a decree by President Mohammed Mursi granting himself broad powers at Egypt’s landmark Tahrir Square in Cairo. AFP
1/7People take part in a mass rally on Tuesday against a decree by President Mohammed Mursi granting himself broad powers at Egypt’s landmark Tahrir Square in Cairo. AFP
An Egyptian protester holds up a Koran and a figure of Christ on the cross during a demonstration against Mursi. AFP
2/7An Egyptian protester holds up a Koran and a figure of Christ on the cross during a demonstration against Mursi. AFP
The planned demonstrations come a day after Mursi met with the country’s top judges in a bid to defuse the crisis over the decree that has sparked deadly clashes and prompted judges and journalists to call for a strike. AFP
3/7The planned demonstrations come a day after Mursi met with the country’s top judges in a bid to defuse the crisis over the decree that has sparked deadly clashes and prompted judges and journalists to call for a strike. AFP
Protesters wave the national flag as they shout slogans against Mursi. The protests were sparked by edicts the President issued last week that effectively neutralized the judiciary. AFP
4/7Protesters wave the national flag as they shout slogans against Mursi. The protests were sparked by edicts the President issued last week that effectively neutralized the judiciary. AFP
Protesters run and wave the national flag during clashes in Omar Makram Street, Tahrir Square. AFP
5/7Protesters run and wave the national flag during clashes in Omar Makram Street, Tahrir Square. AFP
An Egyptian protester attempts to throw a tear gas canister during clashes with the Egyptian Riot Police in Omar Makram Street, Tahrir Square. AFP
6/7An Egyptian protester attempts to throw a tear gas canister during clashes with the Egyptian Riot Police in Omar Makram Street, Tahrir Square. AFP
Protesters shout slogans against Mursi. Organizers of the protest have called for another rally on Friday. AFP
7/7Protesters shout slogans against Mursi. Organizers of the protest have called for another rally on Friday. AFP
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