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Unrest Continues in Cairo

Egypt's military rulers have sped up preparations for a presidential election, after protests calling for a faster transition from military to civilian rule.The election would be Egypt's first presidential vote since last year's popular uprising that ousted longtime leader Hosni Mubarak. Opposition activists who want an end to military rule threw stones at police guarding the Interior Ministry on Monday, as police fired tear gas and set up concrete blocks to keep protesters away from the building.

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A protester hides from the police during clashes with security forces near the Interior Ministry in Cairo, February 6, 2012. (Reuters)
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A protester hides from the police during clashes with security forces near the Interior Ministry in Cairo, February 6, 2012. (Reuters)

A protester returns a gas canister during clashes with security forces near the Interior Ministry in Cairo, February 6, 2012. (Reuters)
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A protester returns a gas canister during clashes with security forces near the Interior Ministry in Cairo, February 6, 2012. (Reuters)

People walk with masks to protect them from tear gas, in the shadow of clashes between police and protesters near the Interior Ministry in Cairo, February 6, 2012. (Reuters)
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People walk with masks to protect them from tear gas, in the shadow of clashes between police and protesters near the Interior Ministry in Cairo, February 6, 2012. (Reuters)

A protester reads the Koran during clashes with security forces near the Interior Ministry in Cairo, February 6, 2012. (Reuters)
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A protester reads the Koran during clashes with security forces near the Interior Ministry in Cairo, February 6, 2012. (Reuters)

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