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  • Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi speaks to supporters outside the Presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Nov. 23, 2012.

    His decrees effectively neuter the judiciary, and grant broad powers to "protect the revolution."

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 10:00 AM EST
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  • In this photo released by the Egyptian Presidency, President Mohammed Morsi, right, swears in his new Prosecutor General, Talaat Abdullah, left, in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012.

     Unilaterally decreed greater authorities for himself Thursday; neutralized a judicial system that had emerged as a key opponent.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 8:30 AM EST
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  • A Palestinian man arrives in Rafah after crossing into Gaza Strip from Egypt, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. The $1.4 million terminal reflects a sign of Palestinian hopes that the fighting over the past week will end with a deal leading to an easier flow of people and goods into Egypt, which would transform their lives in the impoverished territory. It would also give Hamas a major victory that could help the Islamic group tighten its grip over Gaza's 1.7 million residents.

    The Rafah crossing terminal reflects Palestinian hope that the current conflict can end with a deal allowing for an easier flow of people and goods into Egypt.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 5:00 AM EST
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  • Jordanian police stand guard during a protest against the government's decision to raise prices for subsidized fuel in Amman, Jordan, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.

    Unusually violent protests have shifted the focus of discontent from the government, at which anger was focused in the past, squarely on King Abdullah II.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 3:00 AM EST
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  • Egyptian head of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party and presidential candidate, Mohammed Mursi, gestures to supporters during an election campaign rally in a football stadium in Zagazig city, some 90 kms (56 miles) northeast of Cairo, on April 23, 2012.

    Warned that the blood Israel sheds will be a "curse upon it"; presented Egypt as the new Arab champion for the Palestinians.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 11:30 PM EST
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  • Jordanians took to the streets of their capital to call for the U.S.-backed monarch's ouster, in the fourth day of unrest sparked by fuel price hikes.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 10:30 PM EST
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