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Egypt ousts Morsi

An opponent of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi holds a poster with Arabic that reads,
An opponent of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi holds a poster with Arabic that reads, "leave," outside of the presidential palace, in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, July 3, 2013. (Khalil Hamra / Associated Press)

An opponent of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi holds a poster with Arabic that reads, "leave," outside of the presidential palace, in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, July 3, 2013.

CAIRO — The armed forces ousted Egypt’s first democratically elected president Wednesday after just a year in power, installing a temporary civilian government, suspending the constitution and calling for new elections. Islamist President Mohammed Morsi denounced it as a “full coup” by the military.

After the televised announcement by the army chief, millions of anti-Morsi protesters in cities around the country erupted in delirious scenes of joy, with shouts of “God is great” and “Long live Egypt.” More here.

How will Morsi's ouster affect the situation in the Middle East?




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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.









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