tahir square

tahir square

Egypt: Cairo, the morning after the night before

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M/S Men celebrating with Egyptian flag C/U Toy tank of top of man's head W/S Tahrir Square M/S Men waving, one with face painted as Egyptian flag W/S Crowd M/S Men pulling peace sign W/S Men lying on concrete slab W/S Man with Egyptian flag W/S Crowd with Egyptian flags, music in background M/S Crowd with Egyptian flags, music in background W/S Cairo centre M/S Family with Egyptian flags walking down street M/S Man and children with drinks stand W/S Men loading rubbish truck M/S Men loading rubbish truck M/S Group of men walking down street SCRIPT Egypt: Cairo, the morning after the night before Celebrations in Cairo's Tahrir Square continue on Thursday in the wake of the Egyptian military's suspension of the constitution and ousting of President Mohammad Morsi on Wednesday night. The Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court's head judge, Adli Mansour, was sworn in as the nation's interim leader on Thursday as the country waits for a new presidential election to take place. Morsi, whose official social media accounts have called the move a 'military coup', reportedly remains under house arrest in a military facility alongside several officials from his government. Around 300 arrest warrants for Muslim Brotherhood members are also said to have been issued. Millions gathered to celebrate around the country in events including a massive fireworks display in Tahrir Square, where mass protests took place in 2011. Some 14 people were killed and dozens injured during clashes between opponents and supporters of Morsi following the announcement that he was stepping down. Morsi assumed office on June 30, 2012 after mass protests toppled the government of then-President Hosni Mubarak, who ruled from 1981 to 2011.