Egyptian protesters chant anti Muslim Brotherhood slogans during a demonstration outside the presidential palace, in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi’s supporters and opponents clashed outside the presidential palace. Wednesday’s clashes began when thousands of Islamist supporters of Morsi descended on the area around the palace where some 300 of his opponents were staging a sit-in. (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.