An image grab taken from Egyptian state TV on January 26, 2014, shows Egypt interim president Adly Mansour giving a speech in Cairo. AFP PHOTO / EGYPTIAN TV
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Egypt on Sunday announced early presidential elections likely to anoint the general who overthrew Islamist President Mohammad Morsi, as the country reeled after a weekend that killed dozens of people.The weekend violence also highlighted the interim government's precarious grip seven months after Morsi's overthrow.In December, a car bombing outside a police building north of Cairo killed 15 people, prompting the interim government to blacklist Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood movement as a terrorist group.The Brotherhood's blacklisting, despite its condemnation of the attack, was seen as an extension of a crackdown on Morsi supporters that has killed more than a thousand people and jailed thousands more.Police said they arrested at least 1,000 protesters on Saturday alone.
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