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Egyptian Protesters, Police Clash on Mubarak Ouster Anniversary

A protester walks past a graffiti during a march at Tahrir Square in Cairo, February 11, 2013. The march, was organized by Egyptians who oppose Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi and members of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood on the second anniversary of the rA protester walks past a graffiti during a march at Tahrir Square in Cairo, February 11, 2013. The march, was organized by Egyptians who oppose Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi and members of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood on the second anniversary of the r
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A protester walks past a graffiti during a march at Tahrir Square in Cairo, February 11, 2013. The march, was organized by Egyptians who oppose Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi and members of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood on the second anniversary of the r
A protester walks past a graffiti during a march at Tahrir Square in Cairo, February 11, 2013. The march, was organized by Egyptians who oppose Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi and members of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood on the second anniversary of the r
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Egyptian protesters frustrated with President Mohamed Morsi's government clashed with police in Cairo Monday, during rallies marking the second anniversary of former leader Hosni Mubarak's resignation.

Police used water cannon and volleys of tear gas to disperse stone-throwing demonstrators outside the presidential palace, where several hundred protesters had gathered.

Several carried banners calling for a revolution, while others chanted for the end of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The main rally took place in Cairo's Tahrir Square. But overall the demonstrations drew smaller crowds than recent anti-Morsi protests.

Tahrir Square was the epicenter of the 18-day uprising that forced Mubarak to step down and end his nearly 30-year rule.

The revolution brought a new government, but protesters have rallied against Mr. Morsi's policies, saying he and his Muslim Brotherhood supporters are betraying the spirit of the 2011 uprising.

Protesters are calling for a new unity government, with the country's largely secularist opposition seeking seats in the Cabinet.

The president's allies have resisted that demand, saying the opposition is trying to gain power that it could not win through elections.

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