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Clashes outside Cairo court as Hosni Mubarak goes on trial

Scuffles broke out between hundreds of supporters and opponents of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak outside a Cairo court on Wednesday, as Mubarak arrived for the opening of his historic trial on charges of corruption and ordering the killing of protesters during the uprising that ousted him. Read the full story.

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Egyptians loyal to former president Hosni Mubarak strike a foe during the trial of Mubarak and other officials from the ousted government in Cairo on August 3. The T-shirt worn by the man at center reads in Arabic "I am Egyptian and refuse the humiliation of the leader of the nation."

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Riot police are seen outside the police academy where the trial of Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak will take place, in Cairo on Aug. 3.

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An anti-Mubarak protester gestures during stone throwing clashes with pro-Mubarak supporters outside the police academy in Cairo, Egypt, on Aug. 3. Ousted President Hosni Mubarak, his two sons Alaa and Gamal, his security chief Habib el-Adly and six top police officers face trial on Wednesday, on charges they ordered the use of lethal force against protesters during Egypt's 18-day uprising. Some 850 protesters were killed.

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A supporter of Hosni Mubarak reads the Koran outside the police academy where Mubarak's trial will take place, in Cairo on Aug. 3. Mubarak left hospital in Sharm el-Sheikh on Wednesday to travel to Cairo where he will be tried for conspiring to kill protesters, the first Arab ruler to be put in the dock since uprisings swept the region.

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An anti-Mubarak protester holds a noose outside the police academy in Cairo on Aug. 3.

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