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Low turnout for Egypt protests ahead of referendum

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Egypt's opposition mustered only a low turnout for protests late Tuesday against a draft constitution backed by Islamist President Mohamed Morsi that looks likely to be adopted in a weekend referendum second round. 

An Egyptian woman screams as she walks past Egyptian soldiers standing on guard in front of the presidential palace in Cairo on December 18, 2012. Egypt's opposition mustered only a low turnout for protests late Tuesday against a draft constitution backed by Islamist President Mohamed Morsi that looks likely to be adopted in a weekend referendum second round.

But analysts cautioned that adoption of the proposed charter would not heal the deep divisions gripping the Arab world's most populous country.

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