Both pro and anti government forces gathered in Cairo for rallies ahead of a divisive referendum - scheduled to take place on Saturday - on a new constitution that the opposition says is too Islamist.
Egypt's ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi has been sentenced to death on charges of jailbreak. Morsi's case will now be referred to a religious authority before an execution can take place.
Former President Mohammed Morsi has been sentenced to 20 years in prison by an Egyptian court. He was accused of inciting violent protests that led to the deaths of three people in December 2012.
Egypt has come under criticism overseas for the death sentence handed to ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi. The penalty was over Morsi's role in a mass jailbreak that toppled his predecessor.
Two years after a coup ousted Egypt's first freely elected president, a court is set to deliver a verdict against Mohammed Morsi on charges of inciting the killing of protesters. Kristen McTighe reports from Cairo.