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Egypt celebrates President Mohamed Morsi in Tahrir Square

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Fireworks light up the sky as Egyptians celebrate in Cairo’s Tahrir Square the victory of Muslim Brotherhood member Mohamed Morsi in the national elections, on June 24, 2012. Morsi was declared the first president of Egypt since a popular uprising ousted Hosni Mubarak, beating Mubarak-era minister Ahmed Shafiq and capping a tumultuous and divisive military-led transition.

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KHALED DESOUKI

When Egypt election officials declared Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi the country's new president, Cairo's Tahrir Square erupted. The celebrations lasted all through the night and into the early morning, with supporters of former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik looking on with disbelief, heads in hands.

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    Female Egyptian supporters of new president-elect, Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Morsi, wave their national flag as they chant slogans in Cairo's Tahrir Square on June 24, 2012. Tens of thousands packed into Tahrir Square in the largest celebration the protest hub has witnessed since Hosni Mubarak's ouster, to celebrate Morsi winning Egypt's presidential elections.

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    MARWAN NAAMANI

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    Fireworks light up the sky as Egyptians celebrate in Cairo’s Tahrir Square the victory of Muslim Brotherhood member Mohamed Morsi in the national elections, on June 24, 2012. Morsi was declared the first president of Egypt since a popular uprising ousted Hosni Mubarak, beating Mubarak-era minister Ahmed Shafiq and capping a tumultuous and divisive military-led transition.

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    KHALED DESOUKI

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    Egyptians pray as they celebrate in Cairo’s Tahrir Square the victory of Muslim Brotherhood member Mohamed Morsi in the national elections, on June 24, 2012. Morsi was declared the first president of Egypt since a popular uprising ousted Hosni Mubarak, beating Mubarak-era minister Ahmed Shafiq and capping a tumultuous and divisive military-led transition.

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    KHALED DESOUKI

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    Egyptians throw Islamic scholar Safwat Higazi, a supporter of new president-elect, Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Morsi, during celebration at Tahrir Square, on June 24, 2012. Tens of thousands packed into Cairo's Tahrir Square in the largest celebration the protest hub has witnessed since Hosni Mubarak's ouster, to celebrate their new president-elect.

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    MARWAN NAAMANI

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    Egyptians celebrate the election of their new president, Mohamed Morsi, in Tahrir Square on June 24, 2012 in Cairo, Egypt. Official election results today confirmed that Morsi is to be the next president of Egypt. Morsi received over 13 million or 51.7% of the votes, while his main rival, former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq, received 48.27 percent.

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    Daniel Berehulak

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    Egyptians celebrate the election of their new president, Mohamad Morsi, in Tahrir Square on June 24, 2012 in Cairo, Egypt. Official election results today confirmed that Mohamed Morsi is to be the next president of Egypt. Morsi received over 13 million or 51.7% of the votes, while his main rival, former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq, received 48.27 percent.

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    Daniel Berehulak

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    A supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood overcome by emotion is carried out of the crowd as Egyptians celebrate the election of their new president, Mohamad Morsi, in Tahrir Square on June 24, 2012 in Cairo, Egypt. Official election results today confirmed that Mohamed Morsi is to be the next president of Egypt. Morsi received over 13 million or 51.7% of the votes, while his main rival, former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq, received 48.27 percent.

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    Daniel Berehulak

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    A suspected undercover military policeman is seen bonded under the stage by suporters of the Muslim Brotherhood as Egyptians celebrate the election of their new president, Mohamad Morsi, in Tahrir Square on June 24, 2012 in Cairo, Egypt. Official election results today confirmed that Mohamed Morsi to be the next president of Egypt. Morsi received over 13 million or 51.7% of the votes, while his main rival, former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq, received 48.27 percent.

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    Daniel Berehulak

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    Egyptians celebrate the election of their new president, Mohamad Morsi, in Tahrir Square on June 24, 2012 in Cairo, Egypt. Official election results today confirmed that Mohamed Morsi is to be the next president of Egypt. Morsi received over 13 million or 51.7% of the votes, while his main rival, former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq, received 48.27 percent.

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    Daniel Berehulak

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    Egyptians celebrate the victory of the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate, Mohamed Morsi, in Egypt's presidential elections in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on June 24, 2012. Tens of thousands packed into Tahrir Square in the largest celebration the protest hub has witnessed since Hosni Mubarak's ouster, to celebrate their new president-elect, Morsi.

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    KHALED DESOUKI

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    A supporter of Egypt's losing presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq reacts after hearing Shafiq was defeated by Muslim Brotherhood leader, Mohamed Morsi, in Egypt's presidential elections in Cairo on June 24, 2012. Ex-premier Ahmed Shafiq lost to Morsi after a hotly contested presidential run-off.

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    Supporters of Egypt's losing presidential candidate, former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq, react after hearing Shafiq was defeated by Muslim Brotherhood leader, Mohamed Morsi, in Egypt's presidential elections in Cairo on June 24, 2012. Ex-premier Ahmed Shafiq lost to Morsi after a hotly contested presidential run-off.

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    STR

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    Egyptians celebrate the election of their new president, Mohamed Morsi, on June 24, 2012 in Cairo, Egypt. Official election results today confirmed that Mohamed Morsi is to be the next president of Egypt. Morsi received over 13 million or 51.7% of the votes, while his main rival, former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq, received 48.27 percent.

    Credit:

    Daniel Berehulak

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    Egyptians celebrate the election of their new president, Mohamad Morsi, on June 24, 2012 in Cairo, Egypt. Official election results today confirmed that Mohamed Morsi to be the next president of Egypt. Morsi received over 13 million or 51.7% of the votes, while his main rival, former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq, received 48.27 percent.

    Credit:

    Daniel Berehulak