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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi meets with judges to discuss power grab

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Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi addresses his supporters in front of the presidential palace in Cairo on November 23, 2012. Thousands of ecstatic supporters of Morsi gathered outside the presidential palace to defend their leader against accusations from rival protesters that he has become a dictator. -/AFP/Getty Images

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi meets with members of the Supreme Judiciary Council to discuss decrees he announced last week, giving him sweeping authority.

Morsi's power grab sparked violent protests throughout the country, and at least one person has died and hundreds more have been wounded.

Earlier this fall, a video created by a Southern California man also fueled protests, not only in Egypt but in several other countries from Sudan to Malaysia. Nakoula Basseley Nakoula now sits in a LA jail, not for producing "The Innocence of Muslims" video, but for a probation violation. 

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