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The Associated Press | November 23, 2012 04:10 AM EST | AP


"The revolution was not staged in search for a benign dictator, there is a difference between revolutionary decisions and dictatorial decisions. God is the only one whose decisions are not questioned." – Egyptian Wael Ghonim, criticizing Egypt's Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi, for unilaterally decreeing greater authorities for himself. Ghonim says the president could have protected the revolution without concentrating so much power in his hands.

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"Clearly, at a time when we're making difficult decisions at home over public spending, it would be quite wrong – it is quite wrong – for there to be proposals for this increased extra spending in the EU." – British Prime Minister David Cameron in urging other European Union leaders to show restraint in spending.

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"Discouraged? Of course. I'll put it to you this way: We're about as wounded as you possibly can be, but we're not dead." – New York Jets coach Rex Ryan after his team lost to the New England Patriots, 49-19.