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An Egyptian Army tank deploys outside the presidential palace, in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. The Egyptian army sealed off the presidential palace with barbed wire and armored vehicles Thursday as protesters defied a deadline to vacate the area, pressing forward with demands that Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi rescind decrees giving himself near-absolute power and withdraw a disputed draft constitution.(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)