Top judge Mansour sworn in as Egypt interim president

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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)

CAIRO — Egypt’s chief justice Adly Mansour was sworn in as the country’s interim president on Thursday, a day after the military ousted Mohamed Morsi following a week of massive protests.

“I swear to preserve the system of the republic, and respect the constitution and law, and guard the people’s interests,” Mansour said as he took the oath of office at a ceremony in the Supreme Constitutional Court.

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