The 23 Most Striking Photographs From Protests In Egypt

The Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi issued as decree on Thursday granting himself a broad range of new powers, virtually eliminating any checks on his rule and enraging many Egyptians and sparking immediate street protests. His supporters have staged counter rallies, and the two groups are clashing on the streets of a polarized Egypt.

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Amira Mortada, El Shorouk Newspaper / AP

Protesters storm an office of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood Freedom and Justice party.

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Mohammed Asad / AP
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Ahmed Gomaa / AP

Morsi’s supporters wave flags.

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Mohammed Asad / AP
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Tarek Fawzy / AP

Egyptian protesters opposed to President Mohammed Morsi break into the offices of the Freedom and Justice Party.

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Tarek Fawzy / AP
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Ahmed Abd el Fatah / AP

A group of Morsi supporters.

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Tarek Fawzy / AP
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Maya Alleruzzo / AP
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Maya Alleruzzo / AP
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Mohammed Asad / AP
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Mohammed Shokry / AP
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Mohamed Abd El Ghany / Reuters
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Mohamed Abd El Ghany / Reuters
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Mohamed Abd El Ghany / Reuters
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Mohamed Abd El Ghany / Reuters
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Mohamed Abd El Ghany / Reuters
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Mohamed Abd El Ghany / Reuters

A protester ® runs from tear gas released by riot police.

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Mohamed Abd El Ghany / Reuters

Protesters pray as they gather at Tahrir square.

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Mohamed Abd El Ghany / Reuters
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Mohamed Abd El Ghany / Reuters
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Mohamed Abd El Ghany / Reuters

Protesters carry an effigy.

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