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Egypt's Alexandria sees clashes ahead of vote

ROUGH CUT ONLY - NO REPORTER NARRATION Stone-throwing supporters and opponents of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi clashed in the Egyptian city of Alexandria on Friday ahead of a referendum on a new constitution that has divided the Arab world's most populous nation. Dozens of activists fought with clubs and swords, witnesses said, and a number of cars were set alight on the streets of Egypt's second biggest city on the eve of a vote that Mursi hopes will bring an end to the country's worsening political crisis. Scuffles started near a mosque in Alexandria when opposition members handing out flyers clashed with Mursi supporters. The referendum asks Egyptians to accept or reject a basic law that must be in place before national elections can be held early next year - an event many hope can steer the country towards stability.

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