In Egypt, a darkening mood as instability persists

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Posted: Friday, November 22, 2013 12:00 am

CAIRO (AP) - In Egypt, misery just keeps piling on and, fittingly, the nation is officially in mourning.

Political violence and unrest have plagued Egypt since the ouster in 2011 of longtime authoritarian ruler Hosni Mubarak, but a flurry of deadly incidents this week appears to have touched a raw nerve in the nation's psyche, with many Egyptians abandoning hopes for democracy and freedom and instead embracing a grim view of the future.

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