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Divided and tense, Egypt marks 40th anniversary of its last war with Israel

  • In this photo released by the Egyptian Presidency, Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour, center, Defense Minister Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi, center left, and other officials pray during a visit to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and President Anwar Sadat's memorial as part of celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of the start of the 1973 Middle East war in which Egyptian forces made initial gains against Israel, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. Egypt's army is on high alert ahead of expected mass demonstrations by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi timed to coincide with annual celebrations honoring the military, a combination many fear will lead to a new round of violence. (AP Photo/Egyptian Presidency)The Associated Press

  • In this photo released by the Egyptian Presidency, Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour, center, Defense Minister Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi, center left, and other officials pay a visit to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and President Anwar Sadat's memorial as part of celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of the start of the 1973 Middle East war in which Egyptian forces made initial gains against Israel, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. Egypt's army is on high alert ahead of expected mass demonstrations by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi timed to coincide with annual celebrations honoring the military, a combination many fear will lead to a new round of violence. (AP Photo/Egyptian Presidency)The Associated Press

  • In this photo released by the Egyptian Presidency, Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour, center, Defense Minister Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi, center left, and other officials pray during a visit to the tomb of Egypt's charismatic leader Gamal Abdel-Nasser as part of celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of the start of the 1973 Middle East war in which Egyptian forces made initial gains against Israel, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. Egypt's army is on high alert ahead of expected mass demonstrations by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi timed to coincide with annual celebrations honoring the military, a combination many fear will lead to a new round of violence. (AP Photo/Egyptian Presidency, File)The Associated Press

  • Sheik Ahmed el-Tayeb, second right, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, the pre-eminent institute of Islamic learning in the Sunni Muslim world, welcomes Coptic Orthodox Clergymen before his meeting with Pope Tawadros II, the patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church, in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)The Associated Press

Egyptian jetfighters are staging celebratory flights over Cairo, ushering in a commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the nation's last war with Israel on a day when rival rallies by supporters and opponents of the ousted Islamist president carry the potential for violence.

Security forces are deployed across much of the Egyptian capital in anticipation of clashes.

Sunday's rallies in Tahrir Square, birthplace of the 2011 uprising against autocrat Hosni Mubarak, are likely flashpoints. Authorities have vowed not to allow supporters of the ousted Mohammed Morsi into the square.

The possibility of bloodshed on an occasion revered by most Egyptians is seen as a sign of the schism that began soon after Morsi's narrow election victory in 2012.

He was ousted in a July 3 coup.