Protesters have turned out by the millions throughout Egypt to demand the resignation of President Mohamed Morsi this week, gathering at places including Tahrir Square in Cairo, where just over two years ago protesters brought down the regime of Hosni Mubarak.
Their gathering would eventually lead to Morsi's ouster as well on July 3, 2013. In his place, Adly Mansour, chairman of the Supreme Constitutional Court—a judge appointed to Egypt's constitutional court by Hosni Mubarak—was sworn in as interim president.
Pictured here, Egyptian opposition protesters march, chant and wave flags during a demonstration in Tahrir Square. Read ahead to glimpse more images of protests shaking up Egypt.
By Ted Kemp, Senior News Editor, CNBC.com
First posted 2 July 2013, last updated 5 July 2013.
Egyptian children hold national flags as they pose for pictures near army soldiers on an armored personnel carriers on a Cairo street.
As dusk sets over Cairo, Egyptian air force jets fly by, leaving streaks of the nation's colors in the sky to celebrate President Morsi's ouster.
Soldier and Civilian Embrace
An Egyptian man welcomes an Army soldier upon his deployment on a street leading to Cairo University on July 3, 2013. A top aide to Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi slammed what he called a "military coup" as an army ultimatum passed and the security forces slapped a travel ban on the Islamist leader.
New Interim President Sworn Into Office
Egypt's Chief Justice Adly Mansour pauses during his swearing-in ceremony as Egypt's interim president in the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo on July 4, 2013, a day after the military ousted and detained president Mohamed Morsi following days of massive protests.
The ceremony, which was broadcast live on national television, came after the military swept aside Morsi on Wednesday, a little more than a year after the Islamist leader took office.
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