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Egypt: Protesters Encircle the Presidential Palace

Tens of thousands of Egyptian demonstrators encircled the presidential palace on Tuesday, after riot police failed to keep them at bay with tear gas, in a growing crisis over President Mohammed Morsi's decree widening his powers.

The protesters cut through barbed wire a few hundred meters from the palace, prompting police to fire the tear gas before retreating and allowing demonstrators to reach the palace walls, AFP reported.

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