Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammad Morsi run for cover as Egypt's security forces shoot tear gas to disperse the gathering near Cairo University in Giza, Egypt, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Ahmed Omar)
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Clashes between Egyptian police and Islamists killed at least two people Friday, as the country awaited results of a constitutional referendum billed as a popular endorsement of President Mohammad Morsi's overthrow.Clashes between Morsi's Islamist supporters and tear gas-firing police were reported in several cities, security officials said, a day before the referendum's results were expected. Flagship state-owned daily Al-Ahram hailed a 98 percent vote in support of the new charter drafted to replace the Islamist-inspired one adopted under Morsi in 2012 .The government hoped a large turnout among Egypt's 53 million registered voters would bolster its democratic credentials and further marginalize the Islamists.The government said the vote had showed support for Morsi's overthrow.
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