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Islamists rally in Cairo against opposition

CAIRO — Several thousand hard-line Islamists rallied in Cairo on Friday against a recent wave of violent antigovernment protests, while liberal activists staged a smaller demonstration across the city to call for accountability and justice from the country’s leaders.

The parallel rallies mirror the deep divisions that have plagued Egypt in the two years since longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak’s ouster, leaving the country’s politics polarized, its people frustrated, and its economy battered.

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