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Tensions rise in Egypt's Tahrir Square as protests build

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Anti-Morsi protesters chant anti-government and anti-Muslim Brotherhood slogans as they gather at Tahrir Square in Cairo Nov. 27.

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Egyptian security forces arrest a protester during clashes near Tahrir square in Cairo, Nov. 27, 2012.

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Anti-Morsi protesters carry a wounded man away from tear gas during clashes with riot police at Tahrir square in Cairo, Nov. 27.

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Protesters against President Mohammed Morsi's decree gather at Tahrir Square in Cairo on Nov. 27.

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Egyptian protesters shout slogans against President Mohammed Morsi, during a rally against his decree, in Tahrir square, Cairo, Nov. 27.

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Anti-Morsi protesters try to carry a man affected by tear gas during clashes with riot police at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Nov. 27.

Opponents of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi rallied in Cairo's Tahrir Square for a fifth day on Tuesday, stepping up calls to scrap a decree they say threatens Egypt with a new era of autocracy.

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