PHOTOS: Morsi Supporters Train With Makeshift Weapons

Supporters of Egypt President Mohammed Morsi trained with makeshift weapons near the presidential palace in Cairo on Tuesday. The clock is ticking for Morsi to respond to a two-day military ultimatum as mass protests calling for his ousting take place throughout the country.

Sayed Saafan, 57, right, an Egyptian supporter of Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, holds stick and wears protective gear during training outside of the Rabia el-Adawiya mosque near the presidential palace, in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, July 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Supporters of Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi hold sticks and wear protective gear during training outside of the Rabia el-Adawiya mosque near the presidential palace, in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Across town, Morsi’s Islamist backers have hunkered down at their own rally site, vowing to resist what they depict as a threat of a coup against a legitimately elected president. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Supporters of Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi hold sticks and wear protective gear during their training outside of the Rabia el-Adawiya mosque near the presidential palace, in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, July 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

 

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