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Egyptians protest outside prosecutor's office in Cairo

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Egyptian protesters chant slogans against Islamist President Mohammed Morsi slogans during a protest in front of the prosecutor general's office in Cairo, Egypt, on March 29, 2013. Hundreds of activists demonstrated to show solidarity with political activists charged by the prosecutor general with inciting violence during last week's clashes near the Muslim Brotherhood's Cairo headquarters. The Arabic banner at left reads, "none can threaten us," and at center, "freedom for activist Hassan Mustafa."

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Egyptian political activists, victims and prisoners' relatives shout slogans during a protest against current prosecutor general Talaat Abdallah outside Cairo High Court on March 29, 2013 in Egypt. An Egyptian court on March 27 overturned a decision by President Mohamed Morsi to sack prosecutor general Abdel Meguid Mahmoud and ordered his reinstatement, state media reported. The ruling by the appeals court will once again put the presidency on a collision course with the judiciary, while any enforcement of its terms remains trapped in a legal labyrinth.

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An Egyptian man bites the hand of a fellow protester over a dispute whether or not the military should take control again during a protest against Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood in front of the Prosecutor-General's office in Cairo, Egypt, on March 29, 2013.

An Egyptian appeals court on Wednesday ordered the ministry of justice to reinstate the prosecutor general sacked by President Mohamed Mursi in November, cancelling his decision to appoint a new one, the court judge said.

Mursi' decision to replace Abdel Maguid Mahmoud with Talaat Ibrahim drew criticism from the president's opponents, who said the move had exceeded his powers.

"The court ruled that the president's decision to sack Judge Abdel Maguid Mahmoud is void and orders the minister of justice to reinstate him," judge Sana Khalil said. The appeal was lodged by Mahmoud.

-- Reuters

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Egyptian protesters hang an Arabic banner reading, "people demand an arrest warrant to the prosecutor general" during a protest in front of the prosecutor general's office in Cairo, Egypt, on March 29, 2013.