A Tale Of Two Massive Protests Rallies In Egypt

At the request of Egypt’s army chief, Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, many Egyptians took to the street Friday to give him a mandate for what he calls a “war against terrorism” on Islamists.

His call drew a huge response from those opposed to Mohammed Morsi, but it also brought out large numbers of supporters of the ousted president who s allied with the Muslim Brotherhood.

As the following photographs show, anti-Morsi protesters rallied in Cairo’s Tahrir Square:

while those allied with Morsi gathered near the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque.

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