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Jul 2, 2013 7:32 AM by ASSOCIATED PRESS

Egypt on edge


CAIRO (AP) - Egypt is on edge after the military issued an ultimatum to President Mohammed Morsi and the opposition to resolve the crisis in 48 hours or have the army step in with its own plan.

Protesters who want Morsi to step down remain camped out in Cairo's Tahrir Square, the birthplace of the 2011 uprising.

But Morsi's own Islamist backers have their own rally site, and vow to resist what they say is the threat of a coup against a legitimately elected president.

President Barack Obama called Morsi on Monday, encouraging him to respond to the protesters' concerns.

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