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Morsi 'coup' divides Egypt

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CAIRO: Supporters and opponents of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi called rival demonstrations on Friday after the Islamist leader assumed sweeping powers in what critics dubbed a "coup". 

Thousands of supporters of President Mohammed Morsi celebrate in front of the Egyptian high court in Cairo on Thursday night after Morsi assumed sweeping powers. AFP

An array of liberal and secular groups, including activists at the forefront of the protest movement that forced veteran strongman Hosni Mubarak from power early last year, planned to march on Tahrir Square, Cairo's iconic protest hub, to demonstrate against the "new pharaoh".

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