Green search lights shine from the street as fireworks explode in the distance at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt. The main thoroughfare is currently packed with Egyptians in tense anticipation of the end of the 48-hour deadline the Egyptian military has given for Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi to resign or agree to some sort of compromise. The cheering of the crowd is constant as various people shout in loudspeakers and blow horns and whistles. Callers exhort the crowd in political chanting. The atmosphere is almost festive, although the result could be a bloody military coup.
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