A protester holds the Egyptian national flag as army soldiers stand guard near the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. Egypt's liberal opposition called for more protests Sunday, seeking to keep up the momentum of its street campaign after the president made a partial concession overnight but refused its main demand he rescind a draft constitution going to a referendum on Dec. 15. (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.