Deadline on Egypt military's ultimatum passes

Associated Press
Opponents of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi shout slogans during a protest in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, July 3, 2013. Egypt's military moved to tighten its control on key institutions Wednesday, even putting officers in the newsroom of state TV, in preparation for an almost certain push to remove the country's Islamist president when an afternoon ultimatum expires.(AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

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CAIRO (AP) — The deadline on the military's ultimatum to President Mohammed Morsi has expired, with 48 hours passing since the time it was issued.

Giant cheering crowds of Morsi's opponents have been gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square and other locations nationwide, waving flags furiously in expection that the military will act to remove the Islamist president after the deadline ends.

The military has not said it would act immediately at the stroke of the deadline's expiration. But it has said it will impose its own political plan if Morsi failed to satisfy the protesters' demands.

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