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Morsi supporters call for new rallies as crackdown nears

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Islamist supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi planned new rallies on Friday as the interim premier suggested a crackdown on their protest camps was imminent. 

Supporters of Egypt's deposed leader Mohammed Morsi (portrait) protest in Cairo on August 8, 2013. Islamist supporters of Morsi planned new rallies on Friday as the interim premier suggested a crackdown on their protest camps was imminent.

The government has said it held off from breaking up the Islamist's protest camps in Cairo out of respect for the holy month of Ramadan, which ended on Wednesday night, and to give foreign mediators a chance to end the deadlock peacefully.

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