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Tanks deployed at Egypt presidential palace

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Egypt's army deployed tanks outside the presidential palace on Thursday after five demonstrators died overnight in clashes between supporters and opponents of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi. 

Egyptians walk past army tanks deployed near the presidential palace in Cairo on December 6 after five demonstrators died overnight in clashes between supporters and opponents of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi. Morsi was expected to issue a statement on Thursday to address the worst violence since his June election.

Morsi was expected to issue a statement on Thursday to address the worst violence since his June election, which has pitted Islamists against an opposition that has escalated protests since he assumed extensive powers on November 22.

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