Morsi's Grab for Power Egyptian Revolutionaries Take on Radical Islam

Egyptians elected Mohammed Morsi to the Egyptian presidency just a few months ago. Now, the Muslim Brotherhood leader has made a grab for absolute power. The move has torn open old wounds in the fledgling democracy and threatens to resurrect the revolution that swept away his predecessor Hosni Mubarak two years ago.
Protesters gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square after President Mohammed Morsi granted himself sweeping new powers.

Protesters gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square after President Mohammed Morsi granted himself sweeping new powers.

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Photo Gallery: Violence Erupts on Egypt's Streets
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Photo Gallery: Violence Erupts on Egypt's Streets

Translated from the German by Paul Cohen
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