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Thousands of protesters denouncing Egypt's Islamist president marched on his palace in Cairo on Friday, clashing with security forces firing tear gas and water cannons in the eighth day of the country's wave of political violence. (Feb. 1)

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Cairo - Feb. 1, 2013

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1. Wide of protesters throwing petrol bombs into presidential palace

2. Wide of police arriving to disperse protesters

3. Zoom into fire burning in street

4. Reverse shot of protesters throwing firebombs at presidential palace

5. Mid of protesters outside presidential palace

6. Riot police inside presidential palace compound using water canon against protesters outside compound

7. Security gate at palace compound on fire, zoom out

8. Various of protesters outside presidential palace

9. Mid of security gate on fire

10. Protesters cheering outside presidential palace

11. Wide top shot of police and protesters clashing outside presidential palace

STORYLINE:

Thousands of protesters denouncing Egypt's Islamist president marched on his palace in Cairo on Friday, clashing with security forces firing tear gas and water cannons in the eighth day of the country's wave of political violence.

But some cracks appeared in the ranks of the opposition as some sharply criticised its political leaders for holding their first meeting with the rival Muslim Brotherhood a day earlier.

Around 60 people have been killed in protests, rioting and clashes that engulfed the country the past week in country's worst crisis since the 2011 fall of autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

Around 6-thousand protesters massed outside Morsi's presidential palace in an upscale district of the capital, banging on the gates and throwing stones and shoes into the grounds in a show of contempt.

At least one firebomb was thrown through the gates as crowds chanted, "Leave, leave," addressing Morsi.

Security forces inside the palace responded by firing water cannons at the crowd, then volleys of tear gas. A tree inside the palace grounds caught fire.

Riot police moved in outside the gates, sending the protesters scattering for cover, but then they surged back.

The streets outside the palace became a scene of mayhem as police fired volley after volley of tear gas trying to drive back the protesters, who rained stones on the riot police.

Flames leaped as security forces set fire to protest tents, young men banged on metal fences and threw fireworks, and the beams of laser pointers danced in the smoke.

At least 15 people were injured in the clashes, police said.

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