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Egypt Protests Rage for Fifth Day as Opposition Spurns Talks

Egyptian security forces clashed yesterday with protesters for a fifth day as the main opposition leaders snubbed a call for dialogue by President Mohamed Mursi.

The violence came hours after Mursi instituted a state of emergency in three restive provinces and said transgressors would be dealt with firmly. Protests were held to mark the anniversary of the bloodiest day in the 2011 uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak. At least one person was killed, adding to a death toll of about 50 since Jan. 25.