Egyptian troops clashed with petrol bomb-throwing protesters against military rule in Cairo, as the worst violence in weeks overshadowed the count in the second phase of a landmark general election.
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Egyptian protesters make the victory sign during clashes with security forces in the administrative heart of Cairo on December 17, 2011. Nine people are dead as violence raged for the second day marring the first free election in decades. UPI/Mohamad Hosam
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