Clashes in Cairo as political crisis drags on




 
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August 13th, 2013  
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Topic: Clashes in Cairo as political crisis drags on


By Tom Finn and Tom Perry CAIRO (Reuters) - Supporters and opponents of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi battled in downtown Cairo's streets on Tuesday, hurling rocks at each other as police fired volleys of tear gas. The violence erupted as a proposal by al-Azhar, Egypt's leading religious authority, to bring together adversaries in the political crisis appeared to inch forward. Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood said it was ready take part in talks as long as they were on the right terms. But the clashes showed the country was still dangerously divided six weeks after the army overthrew ...

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