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In pictures: Egyptians rally for and against President Morsi

For a third day Tuesday, millions of jubilant, chanting Morsi opponents filled Cairo’s historic Tahrir Square, as well as avenues adjacent to two presidential palaces in the capital, and main squares in cities nationwide. The president’s supporters also moved out in increased marches in Cairo and other cities.

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A girl with the colours of the Egyptian flag and the word “leave” painted on her face is seen during a demonstration against Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in front of the Presidential Palace “Qasr Al Quba” in Cairo on July 2, 2013.

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Supporters of President Mohammed Morsi of Egypt stage a demonstration in Nasr City, a neighborhood in Cairo, on July 2, 2013. With neither side open to bargaining in Cairo, the Obama administration has become essentially a bystander in what some experts characterize as an existential struggle over the future of the Egyptian state.

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Fireworks burst over opponents of Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. With a military deadline for intervention ticking down, protesters seeking the ouster of Egypt’s Islamist president sought Tuesday to push the embattled leader further toward the edge with another massive display of people power.

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Egyptian military army soldiers stand guard at the entrance of the presidential palace, in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Egypt was on edge Tuesday following a “last-chance” ultimatum the military issued to Mohammed Morsi, giving the president and the opposition 48 hours to resolve the crisis in the country or have the army step in with its own plan.

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Anti-President Mohammed Morsi protesters watch a speech by him on TV at a café at Tahrir Square in Cairo July 2, 2013. Morsi vowed to stay in power and defend constitutional legitimacy with his life on Wednesday as generals worked on plans to push the Islamist aside within the day and suspend the constitution.

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Supporters of President Mohammed Morsi are seen through a flag with an Islamic motto as they chant slogans during a protest to counter anti-Morsi protests elsewhere in Alexandria, Egypt, on July 2, 2013. Morsi clung to office on Tuesday after rebuffing an army ultimatum to force a resolution to Egypt’s political crisis, and the ruling Muslim Brotherhood sought to mass its supporters to defend him.

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Supporters of President Mohammed Morsi carry a banner with his pictures during a protest to counter anti-Morsi protests elsewhere in Alexandria, Egypt, on July 2, 2013.

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Supporters of President Mohammed Morsi wave to a military helicopter passing over them during a protest in Alexandria to counter anti-Morsi protests elsewhere in Alexandria, Egypt, on July 2, 2013.

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Protesters opposing Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi (right) shout slogans against members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of Morsi (left) during a demonstration in front of the Presidential Palace “Qasr Al Quba” in Cairo July 2, 2013.

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Protesters opposing Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi ask people to back up and stop clashes against members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of Morsi during demonstrations in front of the Presidential Palace “Qasr Al Quba” in Cairo, July 2, 2013.

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A protester opposing Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi holds an Egyptian flag as he shouts slogans against Morsi and members of the Muslim Brotherhood in front of the Presidential Palace “Qasr Al Quba” in Cairo on July 2, 2013.

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A protester opposing Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shouts solgans as he holds a shoe and the head of a lamb during a demonstration in front of the Presidential Palace in Cairo on July 2, 2013.

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