A rare winter storm named Alexa blew through the Middle East recently, covering areas such as Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, and Egypt with snow. Cities such as Cairo were caught by quite a surprise by all the flurrying white stuff, considering they hadn't seen snow in over 112 years!
As many as 200,000 Egyptians assembled in Cairo's Tahrir Square and other major cities across the country to protest against Islamist President Mohamed Morsi's self-issued edict that grants him sweeping powers, including what his critics say is immunity of his office and his Muslim Brotherhood-controlled assembly from judicial oversight. Since President Morsi's declaration of the decree last Thursday, a 15-year-old member of the Muslim Brotherhood has been killed, more than 500 people injured and a dozen of his supporters' offices ransacked or set ablaze.
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