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Egypt's economy is one of the key motivators of unrest

Other obstacles include violence against women, fuel shortages

Military ousted former President Mohamed Morsy from office last week

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In Cairo’s Tahrir Square, there’s a familiar pulse of a revolution.

Since last week’s ouster of the nation’s first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsy, Egypt has been gripped by violence as rival sides battle for control.

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The context can be confusing to outsiders. So here are eight issues about which Egyptians are upset.

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