Egypt's interim president praises protests, army

Associated Press
This image made from Egyptian State Television shows Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour speaking after being sworn in at the constitutional court in Cairo, Thursday, July 4, 2013. Egypt's chief justice of the Supreme Constitutional Court has been sworn in as interim president after Egyptians awoke Thursday to a new political reality after the military overthrew the country's first democratically elected president after only a year in office, shunting the Islamist leader aside in the same kind of Arab Spring uprising that brought him to power. (AP Photo/Egyptian State TV)
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CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's interim president has praised the mass protests demanding the ouster of Mohammed Morsi, saying they united Egyptians.

President Adly Mansour made the remarks at his swearing-in ceremony Thursday at the Supreme Constitutional Court. Mansour, who was the court's chief justice, replaces Morsi, the Islamist leader who was overthrown by the military on Wednesday after just one year in office.

According to military decree, Mansour will serve as Egypt's interim leader until a new president is elected. A date for that vote has yet to be set.

Morsi is under house arrest at an undisclosed location.

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