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Friday protests in Egypt

  • An Egyptian man walks between lines of bodies wrapped in shrouds. The day's violence was Egypt's worst in decades (AFP/Getty)

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  • Egyptian army soldiers take their positions with their armoured vehicles while guarding an entrance to Tahrir square (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

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  • Egyptian army soldiers take up positions with their armoured vehicles while guarding an entrance to Tahrir square, in Cairo (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

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  • The Egyptian military is being deployed to guard “vital installations” ahead of protests, according to state media reports. Soldiers have been given permission to fire live ammunition against demonstrators who attack buildings or security officials.
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  • Egyptian army soldiers take positions on top of their armored vehicles while guarding a street that leads to Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque (AP)

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  • Egyptian Army soldiers stand guard outside the Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque, background, in the center of the largest protest camp of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, that was cleared by security forces, in the district of Nasr City, Cairo (AP)

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  • An Egyptian Army soldier takes his position on top of an armored vehicle while guarding an entrance to Tahrir Square, in Cairo on Friday (AP)

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  • Egyptian army soldiers take their positions on top and next to their armored vehicles while guarding an entrance of Tahrir square, in Cairo (AP)

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  • 11:25 The atmosphere is tense at Ramses Square according to journalists, the location where the anger march is scheduled to take place. Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood are being asked to gather there before marching through Cairo.
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  • A supporter of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi take part in a protest near Ennour Mosque in Cairo (Reuters)

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  • Roads are blocked as interim government block roads in Tahrir Square (AP)

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  • 11:35 Entrances to Tahrir Square are also being blocked with barbed wire and iron barriers, according to state media. 
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  • A man who lost relatives in recent violence stands near a list of names of dead members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi at El Eyman mosque in Cairo (Reuters)

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  • Egyptian army soldiers take their positions on top and next to their armoured vehicles while guarding an entrance to Tahrir square, in Cairo (AP)

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  • 11:51 Dozens of armoured vehicles will close off streets around part of northeastern Cairo where Islamists had staged protests on Wednesday. Military vehicles manned by soldiers could be seen in central Cairo, where checkpoints with barbed wire were set up. Friday prayers are currently taking place
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  • 12:02 An unknown group have tried to set fire to the Judges' Club in Alexandria but only managed to set fire to vehicles parked outside the building, according to BBC's Ahmed Maher.
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  • 12:10 Crowds are continuing to grow in Alexandria
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  • Egyptian armoured vehicles drive through Alexandria's coastal promenade as security measures were tightened across Egypt (AFP)

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  • 12:18 Thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters poured onto the streets in several Cairo neighborhoods and elsewhere in Egypt in defiance of the military-imposed state of emergency. The protesters have now left mosques after Friday prayers to respond to Brotherhood calls for a 'day of anger' march'.
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  • Security continues to tighten across Alexandria (AFP)

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  • 12:42 Thousands of pro-Morsi supporters have been marching down from north eastern Cairo chanting "down with military rule" according to Reuters
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  • 12:46 Tanta City, north of Cairo is filling with protesters, according to Al-Jazera. Tahrir Square remains empty
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  • 12:51 Reports suggest security officials have began using tear gas on protesters in Tanta as they headed towards a government building. Clashes have began, say Al-Jazera
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  • 12:55 Egyptian army have taken to state TV to warn that they will deal firmly with 'any violation of the law'
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  • 13:00 Thousands have been taking to the streets in Yemin and Indonesia to call for the bloodshed to end. Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said in his annual state-of-the-nation address that the excessive force used to disperse demonstrations in Egypt was against democratic values and humanity. He called on all parties to “build compromise and seek a win-win solution.”
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  • 13:10 Protests in Nasr City remain largely peaceful.
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  • 13:11 German tour operator Thomas Cook Germany said it is cancelling all trips to Egypt up until Sept 15, following after the German foreign ministry changed its travel advice for the Red Sea resorts. Customers already in the country may stay until the end of their trip, as planned, Thomas Cook said in a statement on Friday.
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  • 13:20: AFP reports security sources as saying that four Islamist protesters have been killed by police in the north of the country.
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  • upporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi gather at the Fateh Mosque in Ramses Square for midday prayer (Getty Images)

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  • 13:22 Medical sources have confirmed four have been killed in Ismialia
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  • 13:25 Protesters in Cairo are shouting "Sisi is a kiler". Near 15th May Bridge, one of the major bridges into down town Cairo, there have been clashes between protesters who have set up barricades and security forces trying to remove them. Tahrir Square remains quiet, according to reports.
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  • 13:28 A police officer has reportedly been killed in an armed attack on a checkpoint in a Cairo suburb.
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  • Egyptian army armoured vehicles are deployed at Tahrir square entrances ahead of Friday protests called by supporters of ousted president Morsi, Cairo, Egypt (EPA)

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  • Egyptian civilians helping in securing their area take rest next to army armoured vehicles deployed after clashes overnight and ahead of Friday protests (EPA)

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  • Egyptian army armoured vehicles are deployed next to road blocks after clashes overnight and ahead of Friday protests called by supporters of ousted president Morsi, in Mohandisen area of Giza (EPA)

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  • 13:33 Egyptian state television has shown a man firing a weapon on the streets walking with protesters across the May 15th Bridge. It is not know if the man, whose face was concealed, was a member of security or a demonstrator.
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  • 13:38 Reports are surfacing of teargas, stones and fireworks now in Ramses Square in central Cairo. This is the believed to be the pre-arranged meeting place for protesters.
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