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Morsi assumes office in Egypt

Islamist embraces democracy, vows support for military

Posted: July 1, 2012 at 3:21 a.m.

In this image released by the Egyptian Presidency, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi stands before a military honor guard after his inauguration in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, June 30, 2012. Islamist Mohammed Morsi promised a "new Egypt" and unwavering support to the powerful military as he took the oath of office Saturday to become the country's first freely elected president, succeeding Hosni Mubarak who was ousted 16 months ago. (AP Photo/Ahmed Fouad, Egyptian Presidency)

Islamist Mohammed Morsi promised a “new Egypt” and unwavering support to the powerful military as he took the oath of office Saturday to become the country’s first freely elected president, succeeding Hosni Mubarak, who was ousted 16 months ago.

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