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Egypt’s Military Ousts Morsi, Names Judge as Interim President

The Egyptian military deposes President Mohammed Morsi and names Adly Mansour, head of the Supreme Constitutional Court, as interim president, causing Tahrir Square demonstrators to rejoice.
Protesters, who are against Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, hold a poster featuring the head of Egypt's armed forces General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Tahrir Square in Cairo July 3, 2013. Egypt's armed forces overthrew elected Islamist President Mohamed Mursi on Wednesday and announced a political transition with the support of a wide range of political, religious and youth leaders. A statement published in Mursi's name on his official Facebook page after al-Sisi's speech said the measures announced amounte

CAIRO­ — Despite Mohammed Morsi’s finger-wagging threats to defend his presidency with his blood, Defense Minister Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi announced Wednesday [July 3] that he had toppled the country’s first freely elected president. The declaration, made as tanks rolled on the streets of Egypt, was met by roaring cheers of millions holding massive nationwide protests.

Opposition representative Mohamed ElBaradei, Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayyeb, Coptic Pope Tawadros II of the Egyptian Orthodox Church and heads of military divisions surrounded Sisi as his words echoed to millions across the country.

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