Mideast Challenges Deepen as Obama Considers Second Term Shifts

Mideast Challenges Deepen as Obama Considers Second Term Shifts

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An Egyptian protester shouts political slogans against President Mohamed Mursi's decree granting himself broad powers, during a demonstration in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Nov. 27, 2012. In Egypt , the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood and President Mohamed Mursi’s attempt to claim unchecked power and embrace a new constitution based on Islamic law led to deadly clashes and unrest.