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Morsi backers, police clash; 5 die

Egyptian officials enlist families to face off against Islamists

Posted: December 28, 2013 at 5:38 a.m.

A plainclothes police officer, left, detains one of the supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi following their demonstration in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. Egyptian security forces fired tear gas and clashed with hundreds of Morsi supporters around the country Friday as authorities tightened security measures in the capital after Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood and its allies renewed calls for mass rallies. (AP Photo/El Shorouk newspaper, Ahmed Abd El Latif) EGYPT OUT

CAIRO — With water cannons and tear gas, Egyptian riot police battled Friday with hundreds of rock-throwing supporters of former President Mohammed Morsi in clashes across the country that left five dead, according to officials.

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