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Muslim Brotherhood-backed Morsi seizes control from Egypt’s powerful military, setting up a power showdown.
A closer look at Egypt's new army commander-in-chief.

Relatives and friends pray over the coffins of soldiers killed during a border post attack in Northern Sinai, during their funeral on August 7, 2012 in Cairo, Egypt. Since then, President Mohamed Morsi has ordered security forces to take full control of the Sinai Peninsula. Yesterday, he dismissed key military officials and nullified a constitutional provision aimed at limiting presidential power.