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In pictures: Eyptian divisions deepen as regime prepares to free Mubarak

The deposed former president could leave prison as early as Thursday; Egyptian embassy in Bangladesh under increased guard after bomb threat; Canada reopens embassy in Cairo even as two Canadians remain in custody

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A bulldozer moves rubble and garbage in an alleyway adjacent to the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in Cairo, Aug. 21, 2013. The mosque, the site of a sit-in by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, was damaged during a government crackdown on pro-Morsi protesters.

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A Syrian boy living in Egypt rides his bicycle on a street in Cairo, August 21, 2013.

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Egyptian soldiers man armoured personnel carriers in front of the main gate of Torah prison where former president Hosni Mubarak is detained on the outskirts of Cairo, August 21, 2013. Mubarak will leave jail as early as Thursday after a court ruling that jolted a divided nation already in turmoil seven weeks after the army toppled Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

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A man rides a motorcycle in front of a defaced picture of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, with graffiti that reads “Corrupted and deposed,” along a highway in Cairo August 21, 2013.

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A police officer directs traffic outside of the gates of Torah prison, where former president Hosni Mubarak is currently being held, in Cairo, Aug. 21, 2013. An Egyptian court on Wednesday ordered Mubarak released from prison, saying all appeals by prosecutors to keep him behind bars had been exhausted.

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An Egyptian worker repairers telephone lines near the Rabaah Al-Adawiya mosque in Nasr city, Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. Egyptian authorities have arrested two more Islamist figures: a hard-line cleric trying to flee the country across the Libyan border and a spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood group before leaving for Italy. The arrests are the latest in a crackdown by Egypt's new military-backed leaders against Islamists.

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An Egyptian guard sits near the gate of the Rabaah Al-Adawiya mosque in Nasr city, Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013.

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An Egyptian worker builds a scaffold at the Rabaah Al-Adawiya mosque in Nasr city, Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013.

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Police officers stand guard in front of the gate of the Egyptian Embassy at Gulshan in Dhaka, August 21, 2013. The Egyptian Embassy in Bangladesh closed its consular section until the end of the month on Wednesday after receiving a bomb threat in protest against the killing of supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo, police and embassy officials said.

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An Egyptian stonemason works near the Rabaah Al-Adawiya mosque in Nasr city, Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013.

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A defaced picture of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak with graffiti that reads “Corrupt and deposed” along a highway in Cairo August 21, 2013.

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Pedestrians walk past a building adjacent to the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in Cairo, Aug. 21, 2013. The mosque, the site of a sit-in by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, was damaged during a government crackdown on pro-Morsi protesters.

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