An Egyptian Army soldier lays barbed wire near the presidential palace to secure the site of overnight clashes between supporters and opponents of President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. The Egyptian army has deployed tanks outside the presidential palace in Cairo following clashes between supporters and opponents of Mohammed Morsi that left several people dead and hundreds wounded. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Crisis in Egypt
Islamists backing a new constitution for Egypt claimed victory Dec. 16 in
the first leg of a referendum, but the opposition alleged polling
violations and called for nationwide protests ahead of next week's elections.