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Egypt: Deadly Clashes On Uprising Anniversary
Violence has erupted on the third anniversary of the uprising in Egypt, leaving at least 29 people dead.
As anti-government protesters took to the streets of the capital Cairo, thousands more rallied in support of the army-led authorities.
Security forces fired tear gas and rounds of ammunition into the air to prevent demonstrators reaching Tahrir Square, the heart of the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak as president.
Elsewhere in the city, a car bomb exploded near a police academy in the eastern Ein Shams district, damaging the building.
Another blast outside a camp for officers in Suez injured nine civilians.
The bombings followed a wave of attacks targeting police officers which killed six people.
The al Qaeda-inspired group Ansar Beit al Maqdis, or the Champions of Jerusalem, claimed responsibility and warned of more attacks to come.
It described the blasts as "only the first drops of rain" and warned Egyptians to stay away from police stations.
In Tahrir Square, supporters of General Abdel Fattah al Sisi, who oustedáMohammed Morsi,áthe country's first democratically elected president, unfurled huge banners and posters.
One of them, Mervat Khalifa, said: "Al Sisi saved the nation. It was up in the air ... and he carried it to safety."
Barbed wire and metal detectors were installed around the square to guard against attacks, while armoured personnel carriers were deployed to keep back protesters.
Four people were killed in different parts of the city, as demonstrators chanted: "The people want the fall of the regime."
There were further deaths in Minya and Alexandria, where Morsi supporters clashed with security forces.
In a defiant statement, the Muslim Brotherhood, from which the ousted president hails, vowed not to leave the streets "until it fully regains its rights and breaks the coup and puts the killers on trial".
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