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Egypt - May 2, 2012 - 22:10

Last modified: 2 May 2012 19:10
• Egypt's military council said the army may transfer power to an elected president on May 24, much sooner than expected.  

• The announcement came after 11 people were killed in clashes during an anti-military protest. 

• Meanwhile, thousands of people are still gathering in central Cairo.

Al Jazeera's Adam Makary tweeted earlier saying the "situation by #MOD [the Egyptian Ministry of Defence] calm. Not as tense as it has been throughout the day. Good amount of women present. Majority here plan to spend the night."

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An Egyptian anti-military protester confronts an army officer following the deployment of a military unit in the Abbassiya district of Cairo where clashes took place earlier today [Photo: AFP]