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Jul 4, 2013 11:40 AM by Associated Press

Interim president sworn in amid crackdown

CAIRO (AP) - Egypt has a new interim president -- even as the country's military carries out a crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, the group that includes ousted president Mohammed Morsi.

Morsi himself has been under house arrest at an undisclosed location since the generals pushed him out yesterday. Morsi's supporters have denounced it as a military coup. At least a dozen of Morsi's advisers and aides are also under house arrest.

Meanwhile, the chief justice of Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court was sworn in today as the interim president. Judge Adly Mansour took the oath of office at the Constitutional Court in a ceremony broadcast live on state TV.

According to a military decree, Mansour will serve as interim leader until a new president is elected. No date has been set.

Mansour used his first remarks as interim leader to praise the massive street demonstrations that led to the ouster of Morsi.

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