July 4, 2013
Supporters of ousted Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi chant slogans Thursday during a rally in Nasser City, Cairo, Egypt. The chief justice of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court was sworn in Thursday as the nation’s interim president, taking over hours after the military ousted Mohammed Morsi.
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A senior judge was sworn in as Egypt's interim president Thursday to replace ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi as the military launched a major crackdown against the Muslim Brotherhood. Reeling from what it called a military coup against democracy, the group said it would not work with the new political system.
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