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US calls for Morsi's release

The US State Department has called on Egypt to release the deposed president Mohamed Morsi from detention.

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Fireworks over Tahrir Square amid mass protests

Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians are filling Tahrir Square tonight as laser lights and fireworks illuminate the sky.

Protesters say they won't leave square until President Morsi stands down.

Protesters opposing Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi shout slogans and set off fireworks during a protest in Tahrir square. Credit: Reuters

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