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Egypt's Unfinished Revolution: Two Years Later

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Twenty-four months have passed since the start of the uprising that led to the overthrow of Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak. In that time, much has changed, but many of the most vocal revolutionaries are not yet satisfied. President Mohamed Morsi, who assumed office last summer, has frustrated the opposition within the new government. Morsi has sought to expand his powers by decree and has been accused of heavily favoring the wishes of his own political party, the Muslim Brotherhood, which is promoting a new Islamist constitution for Egypt. In the midst of all this, many of the same activists who set things in motion in 2011 took to the streets again this past weekend, feeling that their voices had been drowned out once again. At least 50 are now reported to have been killed in clashes between demonstrators and government (and pro-government) groups, and a state of emergency has been declared in three provinces. [34 photos]

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Riot policemen beat a protester opposing Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, during clashes along Qasr Al Nil bridge, which leads to Tahrir Square in Cairo, on January 28, 2013. Monday was the fifth day of violence in Egypt that has killed 50 people and prompted the Islamist president to declare a state of emergency in an attempt to end a wave of unrest sweeping the Arab world's biggest nation. (Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)
Riot policemen beat a protester opposing Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, during clashes along Qasr Al Nil bridge, which leads to Tahrir Square in Cairo, on January 28, 2013. Monday was the fifth day of violence in Egypt that has killed 50 people and prompted the Islamist president to declare a state of emergency in an attempt to end a wave of unrest sweeping the Arab world's biggest nation. (Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)
Thousands of Egyptian protesters gather in Tahrir Square, Cairo, on January 25, 2013. Two years after Egypt's revolution began, the country's schism was on display as the mainly liberal and secular opposition held rallies saying the goals of the pro-democracy uprising have not been met and denouncing Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) #
A young protester takes part in a protest near Tahrir Square to call for the fall of Islamist President on January 24, 2012 in Cairo. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images) #
Egyptian protesters clash with riot police near Tahrir Square, Cairo, on January 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) #
Protesters flee from tear gas fired by riot police during clashes after protesters removed a concrete barrier at Qasr al-Aini Street near Tahrir Square in Cairo, on January 24, 2013. (Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany) #
Protesters flee from tear gas fired by riot police during clashes near Tahrir Square, on January 24, 2013. (Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany) #
Protesters help an injured protester bleeding after he was hit by a rubber bullet during clashes in Alexandria, on January 25, 2013. Youths fought Egyptian police in Cairo and Alexandria on Friday on the second anniversary of the revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak and brought the election of an Islamist president who protesters accuse of riding roughshod over the new democracy. (Reuters/Asmaa Waguih) #
A protester on the wall towards riot police along Sheikh Rihan street near Tahrir Square in Cairo, on January 25, 2013. Opponents of Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood allies massed in Cairo's Tahrir Square to revive the demands of a revolution they say has been betrayed by Islamists. (Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
An Egyptian protester talks to riot police during a protest in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, on January 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil) #
A protester against President Mohamed Mursi shows expended shotgun cartridges that he said were fired by riot police during clashes along Qasr Al Nil bridge, which leads to Tahrir Square in Cairo, on January 27, 2013. (Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
A man works on graffiti representing the Muslim Brotherhood along Mohamed Mahmoud street near Tahrir Square in Cairo, on January 24, 2013. (Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
Protesters against Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi stand in front of fire that they set during clashes near Tahrir Square, on January 27, 2013. (Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany) #
An Egyptian protester waves his national flag in Cairo's Tahrir square on January 25, 2013. Protesters stormed a regional government headquarters and clashed with police as mass rallies shook Egypt on the second anniversary of a revolt that ousted Hosni Mubarak and brought Islamists to power. (Mahmoud Khaled/AFP/Getty Images) #
Protesters clash with security forces near Tahrir Square in Cairo, on January 27, 2013. (AP/Virginie Nguyen Hoang) #
Riot police set fire to tents pitched by anti-Morsi demonstrators at Tahrir Square, on January 25, 2013. (Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany) #
Egyptian protesters sit at school desks taken from a nearby vandalized school during clashes with riot police near Tahrir Square, on January 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) #
Thousands of Egyptian protesters gather in Tahrir Square, Cairo, on January 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) #
An Egyptian protester gestures towards riot police during a demonstration in Cairo's Tahrir Square on January 26, 2013. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images) #
A riot police officer looks on during clashes between protesters opposing Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, and riot police with other Egyptians fighting alongside them, along Qasr Al Nil bridge, in Cairo, on January 27, 2013. (Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany) #
An Egyptian protester evacuates an injured boy during clashes near Tahrir Square, on January 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) #
A protester tries to stop a policeman from firing tear gas during clashes in Alexandria, on January 25, 2013. (Reuters/Asmaa Waguih) #
Egyptians say funeral prayers in a mosque for three people who died in demonstrations marking the second anniversary of the January, 25, 2011, Egyptian revolution in Suez, Egypt, on January 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Ahmed Abd El-Latef, Shorouk Newspaper) #
A protester opposing Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi holds a homemade gun during clashes with riot police, along Qasr Al Nil bridge, in Cairo, on January 27, 2013. (Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
Egyptian protesters tear down a cement wall built to prevent them from reaching parliament and the Cabinet building near Tahrir Square, on January 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Hussein Tallal) #
An Egyptian protester standing on the railing running along the Nile River promenade in central Cairo flashes the V-sign for victory during protests near the Egyptian capital's landmark Tahrir Square on January 27, 2013. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images) #
Riot police run towards protesters opposing Egyptian President Morsi during clashes, along Qasr Al Nil bridge, which leads to Tahrir Square, on January 28, 2013. Monday was the fifth day of violence in Egypt that has killed 50 people and prompted the Islamist president to declare a state of emergency in an attempt to end a wave of unrest sweeping the Arab world's biggest nation. (Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
Skirmishes break out between protesters and security forces, unseen, near Tahrir Square, on January 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) #
A riot police officer gestures a during clashes with protesters throwing stones at him along Sheikh Rihan street near Tahrir Square, on January 25, 2013. (Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
Photographers cower as protesters throw stones towards riot police along Sheikh Rihan street near Tahrir Square, on January 25, 2013. (Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
Protesters flee from tear gas fired by riot police during clashes near Tahrir Square in Cairo, on January 27, 2013. (Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
Police take cover as protesters throw stones at them during clashes in Alexandria, on January 25, 2013. (Reuters/Asmaa Waguih) #
Egyptian protesters throw stones at riot police, not seen, during clashes near Tahrir Square, on January 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) #
Egyptian riot police detain a protester opposing Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi during clashes near Tahrir Square, on January 28, 2013. (Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
A riot policeman watches as a thrown firebomb explodes on the wall below him, on a building overlooking demonstrators, near Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, on January 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) #

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