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The Muslim Brotherhood prevents Egyptian anti-government protesters from reaching parliament in Cairo

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Egyptian anti-government protesters, right, clash with members of the Muslim Brotherhood group as they prevent them from reaching the parliament in Cairo on Jan. 31, 2012. Hundreds of Egyptian protesters demanding the end of military rule were prevented from reaching parliament by backers of the Muslim Brotherhood, which holds the majority in the assembly. Activists had called for a march from Cairo's Tahrir Square to parliament.

NBC correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin reports:

They are scenes reminiscent of Egypt's 18-day revolution that toppled the 30-year rule of Hosni Mubarak.

Men and women, young and old, Muslim and Christian, rich and poor, secular and conservative … all back in the symbolic heart of Egypt’s revolution, Tahrir Square. They are also in cities all across the country.

But the unity seen during Egypt's revolution in 2011 has been replaced by widening differences over where the country stands one year later.

Khalil Hamra / AP

Egyptian women shout slogans during a rally outside the Parliament in Cairo on Tuesday. Egypt's newly elected lawmakers took aim at the country's military rulers Tuesday, accusing them of trampling on democratic norms and overstepping their powers by passing laws, including a crucial one regulating presidential elections.


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