A credit rating downgrade Monday and an opposition challenge to a constitutional referendum which the ruling Islamists say they won added to Egypt's political crisis and piled pressure on President Mohamed Morsi.
Egyptian polling station officials count ballots following the second round of a referendum on a new draft constitution in Giza, south of Cairo, on December 23, 2012. Egypt on Monday was awaiting official results of a referendum on a new constitution reportedly backed by two-thirds of voters but which the opposition alleged was riddled with fraud.
Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood says its numbers show 64 percent of voters backed the new charter, despite weeks of protests by the secular-leaning opposition.
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