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Thousands of people flocked to Cairo's central Tahrir square on Tuesday chanting against Egypt's Islamist president in a powerful show of strength by the opposition demanding Mohammed Morsi revoke edicts granting himself near autocratic powers.
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A protester throws back tear gas released by riot police during clashes at Tahrir square in Cairo November 24, 2012. Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi faced a rebellion on Saturday from judges who accused him of expanding his powers at their expense, deepening a crisis that triggered calls for more protests following a day of violence across Egypt. Egypt's highest judicial authority, the Supreme Judicial Council, said the decree issued by Morsi on Thursday was an "unprecedented attack" on the independence of the judiciary. UPI/Ahmed Jomaa
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