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Monday, July 1st, 2013

Egyptian military officials declared Monday they would give the government only 48 hours to resolve the current political crisis or they'll intervene with their own "political road map" for the future of the country. 

Millions took to the streets over the weekend to protest (or in some cases support) the rule of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. Crowds gathered outside the Presidential Palace in Heliopolis and in city centers around Egypt, including Cairo's infamous Tahrir Square.

Although democratically elected last year, many Egyptians say Morsi has not fulfilled promises he made during his campaign and has taken steps to consolidate his power as president.

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An Egyptian protester waves his national flag as thousands celebrate on July 1, 2013 in Tahrir square.

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Hundreds of thousands of Egyptian demonstrators gather in Cairo's landmark Tahrir square.

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A chained protester wearing a picture of President Morsi poses in Tahrir Square on June 26, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt.

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Thousands of opponents of Morsi pray during a protest at Cairo's Tahrir Square on June 30, 2013.

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Opponents of Morsi shout slogans while holding a giant Egyptian flag during a protest outside the Presidential Palace on June 30, 2013.

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An Egyptian holds up posters during protests at Egypt's landmark Tahrir Square on June 30, 2013 in Cairo.

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An Egyptian opposition protester chants during a demonstration at the Egyptian Presidential Palace on June 30, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt.

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Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians demonstrate outside the presidential palace on June 30, 2013 in Cairo.

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A policeman holds up a poster against Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi during an anti-government demonstration on July 1, 2013.

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Egyptian opposition protesters celebrate on July 1, 2013 in Cairo's landmark Tahrir square.

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Egyptian children walk under a giant flag as opposition protesters celebrate on July 1, 2013 in Cairo's landmark Tahrir square.

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