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Islamists, foes battle in the streets across Egypt

More than 30 die in day of deadly discord

CAIRO — Egypt’s bitter split over who should be ruling the country exploded into violent clashes in the streets of Cairo and elsewhere Friday as masses of demonstrators celebrating the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi battled crowds of Islamists who wanted him reinstated.

Combatants used rocks, sticks, fireworks, and Molotov cocktails in a battle lasting hours that raged near Tahrir Square and across a bridge spanning the Nile, part of the most widespread street violence in Egypt since the early days of the 2011 revolution.

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