Egypt’s Chief Justice Sworn In as President

    Egypt's chief justice Adly Mansour (C) stands after delivering a speech as officials applaud during his swearing-in ceremony as Egypt's interim president in the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo on July 4, 2013, a day after the military ousted and detained president Mohamed Morsi following days of massive protests.  The ceremony, which was broadcast live on national television, came after the military swept aside Morsi on Wednesday, a little more than a year after the Islamist leader took office. AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI        (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Egypt’s chief justice, Adly Mansour, was sworn in Thursday as acting president after a military coup ousted Mohamed Morsi, now under house arrest along with many of his senior aides. The head of the Muslim Brotherhood has also been reportedly arrested. Following days of mass protests, crowds in Tahrir Square cheered and launched fireworks to celebrate Morsi’s removal. Military officials have refused to call the takeover a coup, instead describing it as a “national reconciliation,” and said new elections could come soon. Former President Hosni Mubarak was also removed by the military in 2011.

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