Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi at the Presidential Palace on July 31, 2012 in Cairo.
Credit: Mark Wilson

Out of revolution, Egypt celebrated the ascendance of its first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi.

Tri-colored flags of red, white and black waved for days in Cairo's Tahrir Square. The flags wave there still, but Morsi is no longer among the dissident ranks; now he's the target of the peoples' protest.

Last week the international community praised Morsi for his government's significant role in brokering a cease-fire between Gaza's Hamas and the Israeli Defense Forces. Indeed, an Obama administration official told The New York Times, "This was somebody focused on solving problems."

But days later, Morsi created what looks to be one of his thorniest problems yet. He unilaterally declared that until a new parliament is formed, his executive decisions are not subject to judicial review. Thousands took to Tahrir Square. And they're still there.

Here's a look back at some of the key moments in what surely will be — and in many ways already is — a presidency for the history books.

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