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Egypt’s generals oust Morsi, create interim government

CAIRO — Egypt’s military officers removed the country’s first democratically elected president, Mohammed Morsi, on Wednesday, suspended the constitution, and installed an interim government presided over by a senior jurist.

Tahrir Square, where tens of thousands of opponents of the government had gathered each night since Sunday to demand Morsi’s removal, erupted in fireworks and jubilation at news of the ouster. At a square near the presidential palace where Morsi’s Islamist supporters had gathered, men broke into tears and vowed to stay until Morsi was reinstated or they were forcibly removed.

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