AP PHOTOS: Rage and celebration on Egypt's streets

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Photo - An Egyptian waves a national flag for a military helicopter flying over a pro-military rally marking the third anniversary of the 2011 uprising in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. Egyptian riot police have fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi protesting as the country marks the third anniversary of the 2011 uprising, as supporters of the military gathered in rival rallies in other parts of the capital, many of them urging military chief Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the man who removed Morsi, to run for president. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
An Egyptian waves a national flag for a military helicopter flying over a pro-military rally marking the third anniversary of the 2011 uprising in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. Egyptian riot police have fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi protesting as the country marks the third anniversary of the 2011 uprising, as supporters of the military gathered in rival rallies in other parts of the capital, many of them urging military chief Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the man who removed Morsi, to run for president. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
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CAIRO (AP) — It was a day of celebration and rage Saturday across Egypt as the country marked the third anniversary of the 2011 revolution that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

At the iconic Tahrir Square, several thousand demonstrators massed at a state-backed rally celebrating the military, which launched a popularly backed coup in July that toppled Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. Many there called for army chief Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to run for president in coming elections.

At the same time, security forces cracked down on rival demonstrations by Islamist supporters of the ousted president — and by secular activists critical of both camps. At least 29 people were killed.

Here's a gallery of images by Associated Press photographers covering Saturday's celebrations, protests and violence across Egypt on the anniversary of its 2011 revolution.

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