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Egypt army chief warns state at risk of collapse

A protester opposing Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi throws tear gas canister back at riot policeduring clashes along Qasr Al Nil bridge, which leads to Tahrir Square, in Cairo January 29, 2013. Egypt's army chief said political unrest was pushing the state to the brink of collapse - a stark warning from the institution that ran the country until last year as Cairo's first freely elected leader struggles to curb bloody street violence.REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on January 30, 2013, on page 1.

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