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In pictures: Cairo protests

Scenes of street cordoned off

Streets around a Cairo courthouse were cordoned off as two senior judges were facing a disciplinary hearing.

Riot police rush to their positions

Thousands of riot police were drafted in to prevent demonstrations in support of the pro-reform judges.

Riot police clash with protesters

But protesters took to the streets and demonstrations turned violent with police and protesters clashing.

A female protester is arrested

Opposition groups say dozens of their members have been taken into custody.

A protester waves an Egyptian flag in front of riot police

The judges, who did not appear in court, spoke out against fraud in elections last year and are now facing dismissal.


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