Cairo's uprising: Protests & clashes

Associated Press
In this Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 photo, a protester prepares to throw a rock while surrounded by tear gas and smoke during clashes with security forces near Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt. Police have fired tear gas at rock-throwing protesters in Cairo marking the fifth consecutive day of street violence in Egypt and clashes continue a day after Egypt's president declared a state of emergency in three provinces hit hardest by political violence. (AP/Virginie Nguyen Hoang

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Spurred by disillusionment with the slow pace of democratic reforms, the  economic crisis and opposition to the increasingly autocratic governance of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, unrest in Cairo and other Egyptian cities raged two years after the Jan. 25, 2011 uprising, which toppled the dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak.

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