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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Egypt: Army chief meets commanders before deadline

Fireworks light the sky as opponents of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi protest outside the presidential palace, in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday night. With the clock ticking, Egypt's besieged president said Tuesday that he will not step down as state media reported that the powerful military plans to overturn his Islamist-dominated government.