Egypt's new president sworn in

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Fireworks illuminate Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, as Egyptians gather to celebrate Mohammed Morsi's presidential win Sunday, June 24, 2012. Mohammed Morsi was declared Egypt's first Islamist president on Sunday after the freest elections in the country's history, narrowly defeating Hosni Mubarak's last Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq in a race that raised political tensions in Egypt to a fever pitch.(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

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Islamist Mohammed Morsi promised a "new Egypt" as he took the oath of office Saturday, June 30, to become the country's first freely elected president, succeeding Hosni Mubarak who was ousted 16 months ago.

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