Egyptians have their say on president's new powers

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Opposition leaders in Egypt have called for large protests after President Mohammed Mursi passed a decree giving himself sweeping new powers.

The decree states the president's decisions cannot be revoked by any authority - including the judiciary.

It also opens the way for a retrial of people convicted of killings during Egypt's 2011 uprising which toppled President Hosni Mubarak.

On the streets there has been a mixed reaction to the announcement of new powers.

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