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Egyptian soccer fans of Al-Ahly club wave flags as they celebrate in front of their club headquarters in Cairo. An Egyptian court confirmed death sentences against 21 people for their role in a deadly 2012 soccer riot that killed more than 70 people in the city of Port Said. (March 9, 2013)(Credit: AP)

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Fans rampage in Cairo after soccer riot verdict

An Egyptian court on Saturday confirmed the death sentences against 21 people for taking part in a deadly soccer riot but acquitted seven police officials for their alleged role in the violence. Suspected fans enraged by the verdict torched the soccer federation headquarters and a police club in Cairo in protest.