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In pictures: Protesters clash with police in Cairo

Protesters bearing stones and fireworks have clashed with riot police in Cairo for an eight day running.

Demonstrations have spread across the country since the second anniversary of the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak on January 25.

Stone-throwing protesters take on security forces using water cannon in front of the presidential palace Credit: REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

According to protesters and medical sources, one protester was killed with live ammunition today and at least 54 were wounded in protests across the country.

It is thought that nearly 60 people have died in clashes over the past week.

Protesters throw fireworks on police in front of the presidential palace Credit: REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

The presidential palace in Cairo has been a focal point for unrest with riot police responded to stones and petrol bombs with water cannon and teargas.

With multi-coloured fireworks bouncing off their shields and bursting among them, helmeted and baton-wielding riot police chased protesters at the palace and set their tents ablaze.

Police officers stand guard in front of the presidential palace Credit: REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

Earlier, men dressed in mourning black marched through the Suez Canal city of Port Said, scene of the worst bloodshed of the past eight days, chanting and shaking their fists.

A protester opposing Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi gestures from her home balcony in Port Said Credit: REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

The head of the Republican Guard, which protects the palace, condemned what he described as attempts to climb the compound walls and storm a gate.

In a statement to the state news agency, he urged protesters to keep their demonstration peaceful.

An anti-Mursi protester shouts during a protest in Tahrir square in Cairo Credit: REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Earlier, men dressed in mourning black marched through the Suez Canal city of Port Said - the scene of the worst bloodshed of the past eight days.

In Alexandria, protesters blocked roads, staged a sit-in on the railway and tried to break into the TV and radio building.

A protester throws a tear gas canister fired by police, towards the presidential palace Credit: REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

There were also scuffles earlier near Cairo's central Tahrir Square - the spiritual home of the uprising and a continual focal point for rallies and demonstrations.

The protesters accuse President Mohamed Mursi of betraying the spirit of the revolution by concentrating too much power in his own hands and those of his Muslim Brotherhood.