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Tahrir Square throbs with prayers, protests

Last updated on: July 4, 2013 12:13 IST

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Cairo's Tahrir Square, which has become synonymous with protests, has witnessed passionate demonstrations and some fireworks, literally, in the last few days.

Egypt is once again caught up in the rocky waves of political upheavals and massive protests.

Nearly two years after dictator Hosni Mubarak was ousted after years of misrule at the peak of Arab Spring in February 2011, Egypt is nowhere close to having a stable government.

We bring you all the action from Tahrir Square, which has been taken over by supporters and opponents of beleaguered President Mohammed Morsi.

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Photographs: Asmaa Waguih/Reuters

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Protesters, who are against Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, set off fireworks as they gather in Tahrir Square in Cairo.

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Anti-Mursi protesters dance in front of cars on a bridge near Tahrir square as people celebrate after the announcement of the removal from office of Egypt's deposed President Mohamed Mursi.

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Photographs: Asmaa Waguih/Reuters

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Members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi hold pictures of him as they react after the Egyptian army's statement was read out on state TV, at the Raba El-Adwyia mosque square.

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Photographs: Asmaa Waguih/Reuters

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Jubilant crowds across Cairo cheered, chanted pro-army slogans and set off fireworks after the military suspended the constitution and overthrew President Mohamed Mursi on Wednesday.

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Photographs: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

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Army soldiers take their positions in front of protesters who are against Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, near the Republican Guard headquarters.

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Photographs: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

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Mursi protesters are silhouetted by flares as they celebrate in Tahrir square after the announcement of the removal from office of Egypt's deposed President Mohamed Mursi.  Mursi, toppled by the military on Wednesday, is being held by the authorities, a Muslim Brotherhood spokesman and a security official said on Thursday.

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Photographs: Asmaa Waguih/Reuters

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Protesters, who are against Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, gesture in Tahrir Square. Egypt's armed forces overthrew elected Islamist President Mursi on Wednesday and announced a political transition with the support of a wide range of political, religious and youth leaders.

A statement published in Mursi's name on his official Facebook page after head of Egypt's armed forces General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's speech said the measures announced amounted to "a full military coup" and were "totally rejected"

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Photographs: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

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The Egyptian president's national security adviser has said that a 'military coup' was under way and army and police violence was expected to remove pro-Mursi demonstrators.

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Photographs: Suhaib Salem/Reuters
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Soldiers in military vehicles proceed towards the presidential palace in Cairo.

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Photographs: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters
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Army soldiers stand guard in front of protesters who are against Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, near the presidential palace in Cairo.

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Photographs: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

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A meeting between the head of the Egyptian armed forces, liberal opposition leaders and senior Muslim and Christian clerics, has ended and a statement will be issued within the hour was held on Thursday.

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Photographs: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

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