AP PHOTOS: Rage and celebration on Egypt's streets

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Posted: Jan 25, 2014 2:33 PM
AP PHOTOS: Rage and celebration on Egypt's streets

CAIRO (AP) — It was a day of celebration and rage Saturday across Egypt as the country marked the third anniversary of the 2011 revolution that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

At the iconic Tahrir Square, several thousand demonstrators massed at a state-backed rally celebrating the military, which launched a popularly backed coup in July that toppled Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. Many there called for army chief Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to run for president in coming elections.

At the same time, security forces cracked down on rival demonstrations by Islamist supporters of the ousted president — and by secular activists critical of both camps. At least 29 people were killed.

Here's a gallery of images by Associated Press photographers covering Saturday's celebrations, protests and violence across Egypt on the anniversary of its 2011 revolution.

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