Egypt was on edge Monday after a night of violence outside Cairo's Coptic cathedral following the death of seven people in clashes between Christians and Muslims, with President Mohamed Morsi promising an immediate investigation.
Egyptian Coptic Christians try to put out their burning clothes after they were attacked outside the cathedral in the Cairo neighbourhood of Abbassiya on April 7, 2013. Egypt was on edge Monday after a night of sporadic violence outside Cairo's Coptic cathedral which had come under attack by police and armed civilians following funeral prayers for four Christians.
Calm was restored to the central neighbourhood of Abbassiya where police deployed in force outside St Mark's cathedral, and where several Copts were still gathered on Monday morning.
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