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Marking the second anniversary of a day of bloodshed in Egypt

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Reuters

Panic on the streets of Cairo in 2011.

On November 19th that year more than 40 protesters were killed in clashes near Tahrir Square.

Some of the dozens of protesters who were killed died from bullet wounds, although the police denied that their forces used live fire.

The anniversary of the clashes comes at a sensitive time for the military backed interim government, which ousted the elected government of Islamist president Mohamed Mursi in July following mass protests against him.

Some say Mursi squandered his opportunity born out of the revolt.

(SOUNDBITE)(Arabic) EGYPTIAN MAN, OSAMA IBRAHIM, SAYING:

"God willing the day will pass by peacefully and the families of the martyrs and their friends will have a chance to hold their commemoration on this day, in remembrance of those who freed us from the nightmare we were living through. Thank God we were given a chance, but it wasn't taken advantage of by the ousted President Mohamed Mursi."

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