Egyptian President Assumes Legislative Powers, Fires Tantawi

Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi has cancelled the military's constitutional decrees that limited presidential powers - and retired army chief Hussein Tantawi.

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Former Minister of Defense of Egypt Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, right, is escorted by Commander of Troops Lt. Col. Mark Armstrong, U.S. Army, and Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen, left, as he inspects the joint service honor guard during a military full honor arrival ceremony at the Pentagon. (file photo)


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