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Egypt Clashes Over Vote Kill 11

A referendum on a new constitution laid bare the sharp divisions in Egypt six months after the military removed the elected Islamist president.

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An Egyptian man holds a portrait of Egypt's Defence Minister General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi outside a polling station during the vote on a new constitution on Tuesday in Giza, Cairo. MAHMOUD KHALED / AFP - Getty Images

Despite heavy security, 11 people were killed in sporadic violence, with protesters burning tires and pelting police with rocks and firebombs to create just enough danger to keep many voters at home.

The two-day balloting will likely pave the way for a possible presidential run by the nation's military chief, Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, after he ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi last July, setting off a fierce crackdown on Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood.