1. Egypt

    10,000 Protestors Storm Palace

    Egyptian soldiers stand guard behind a barbed wire fence opposite demonstrators near the presidential palace in Cairo on December 7, 2012 during a protest against a draft constitution and President Mohamed Morsi's sweeping powers decree. Thousands of protesters converged on the presidential palace in Cairo in a fresh bid to convince Morsi to give up what they see as dictatorial powers, and to postpone a referendum on a controversial new constitution. AFP PHOTO/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA        (Photo credit should read GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Egypt's political crisis continued to escalate Friday as 10,000 protestors broke through a barbed wire barricade, guarded by army tanks, outside the presidential palace. Despite Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s offer to hold talks between all major political factions on Saturday, Egypt's liberal-activist opposition showed no signs of backing down. Morsi's adversaries insist that he first withdraw his November 22nd decree, an unprecedented power-grab that sent the nation up in flames. The "all out fight for Egypt's future," will likely continue for another week at least, until the new Constitution is up for a nationwide referendum on December 15.

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