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In pictures: Mohamed Morsi's rise and fall
From jail to the presidency, and back to jail - the past two years have been eventful for Egypt's first elected leader.
Last updated: 07 Jan 2014 20:11
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Cairo, Egypt - After decades of being an underground group, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood finally got its chance to realise its dream of mainstream appeal, and rise to power through the country's first presidential elections, which followed the 2011 toppling of Hosni Mubarak.

The Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi, who was not initially the group's preferred presidential candidate, narrowly won a run-off vote against Ahmed Shafiq, a former Mubarak aide.

Seen by many voters as the better of two bad options, Morsi managed to secure a fraction more than half of the total votes, and was the republic's first elected civilian president.

So far, luck was on his side. He had managed to escape from prison, where he had been held during the revolution, and was now running the country.

He was quick to forget, however, that many - including those who supported him in the race - were hungry for change.

One eventful year into his four-year tenure, Morsi's rule was shattered beneath the feet of millions who took to the streets demanding his resignation.

With the army's backing, the Brotherhood's dream was short-lived. On Wednesday, Morsi will stand trial over the jailbreak that freed him, as well as accusations of killing protesters and collaborating with Hamas and Hezbollah to carry out "terrorist conspiracies" against Egypt.

He could face the death penalty over the charges.

 


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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi visits Tahrir Square, the epicentre of the 2011 revolution, to deliver his victory speech after becoming the country's first elected president on June 29, 2012.


/Eman Helal/Al Jazeera
Bearded police officers rally in front of the presidential palace demanding the ability to work with beards - against the Mubarak-era bylaws aimed at exerting control over the Muslim Brotherhood - on April 28, 2013.


/Eman Helal/Al Jazeera
Salma, an unemployed mother of four, lives with her children on the balcony of a relative's house after she was kicked out by her former husband. Salma, who suffers from a disability in her feet, was hoping her situation would improve after Morsi became president and that she would receive financial aid from the government, which did not happen. She now hopes she can marry off her 17-year old daughter in the hope that would help her find a sponsor.


/Eman Helal/Al Jazeera
Morsi supporters attacked a cathedral on April 7, 2013, following sectarian tensions in which three Copts were killed. During Morsi's reign, several Copts were killed in Upper Egypt and some were made to leave their homes.


/Eman Helal/Al Jazeera
More than a year has passed since the funeral of 16 Egyptian Army soldiers killed by a missile launched from the country's borders with Israel on August 7, 2012. No official investigation has been conducted, while claims have surfaced that the attack was carried out by an armed Palestinian group linked to Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood.


/Eman Helal/Al Jazeera
Since the eruption of the January 25 revolution, the Egyptian army has blocked roads leading into Tahrir Square, the main scene of the uprising. After Morsi's rise to power, it was expected that the barriers would be torn down, but Morsi ordered more to be constructed. Egyptians have become accustomed to jumping these walls to go to work.


/Eman Helal/Al Jazeera
Female members of the Muslim Brotherhood pray on July 14, 2013, as they take part in a weeks-long sit-in vigil in Rabaa al-Adaweya square. The vigil followed the military overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi, who was held in an undisclosed location. It was the first time that female and male Brotherhood members staged a joint sit-in, sleeping side by side in the streets.


/Eman Helal/Al Jazeera
Women took to the streets on February 6, 2013, to protest against sexual harassment after the People's Assembly, dominated by Islamists, blamed females' presence in crowded areas for being harassed, absolving police forces of responsibility.


/Eman Helal/Al Jazeera
A pro-Morsi rally on July 26, 2013, demanded his reinstatement after the defence chief called on Egyptian citizens to take to the streets "to mandate the army to fight terrorism" - taken to mean endorsing military action against Morsi supporters.


/Eman Helal/Al Jazeera
A demonstration supporting the army in Cairo's Tahrir Square on July 26, 2013, celebrated the arrival of military jets to launch an operation against "terrorism" in Egypt. The result of such operations has been to arrest Muslim Brotherhood leaders, fracturing the movement.


/Eman Helal/Al Jazeera
The "four finger" hand gesture is now used worldwide to refer to the Rabaa el-Adaweya vigil, and is used by Muslim Brotherhood supporters to voice their rejection of Morsi's ousting and of the police forces' brutality in dispersing protests.


/Eman Helal/Al Jazeera
President Mohamed Morsi's support has varied dramatically over the past two years.


/Eman Helal/Al Jazeera
Young women supporting the Muslim Brotherhood read the Quran during the fasting month of Ramadan, while taking part in the Rabaa Adaweya sit-in on July 10, 2013.


/Eman Helal/Al Jazeera
Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood in one of Cairo's poor neighbourhoods were unable to flow into the city's larger squares on August 23, 2013, following the violent dispersal of the main vigil in Rabaa al-Adaweya.


/Eman Helal/Al Jazeera
Hundreds of Morsi supporters were killed as security forces dispersed the Rabaa al-Adaweya sit-in on August 15, 2013.


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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi visits Tahrir Square, the epicentre of the 2011 revolution, to deliver his victory speech after becoming the country's first elected president on June 29, 2012.

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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi visits Tahrir Square, the epicentre of the 2011 revolution, to deliver his victory speech after becoming the country's first elected president on June 29, 2012.

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Bearded police officers rally in front of the presidential palace demanding the ability to work with beards - against the Mubarak-era bylaws aimed at exerting control over the Muslim Brotherhood - on April 28, 2013.

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Bearded police officers rally in front of the presidential palace demanding the ability to work with beards - against the Mubarak-era bylaws aimed at exerting control over the Muslim Brotherhood - on April 28, 2013.

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Salma, an unemployed mother of four, lives with her children on the balcony of a relative's house after she was kicked out by her former husband. Salma, who suffers from a disability in her feet, was hoping her situation would improve after Morsi became president and that she would receive financial aid from the government, which did not happen. She now hopes she can marry off her 17-year old daughter in the hope that would help her find a sponsor.

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Salma, an unemployed mother of four, lives with her children on the balcony of a relative's house after she was kicked out by her former husband. Salma, who suffers from a disability in her feet, was hoping her situation would improve after Morsi became president and that she would receive financial aid from the government, which did not happen. She now hopes she can marry off her 17-year old daughter in the hope that would help her find a sponsor.

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Morsi supporters attacked a cathedral on April 7, 2013, following sectarian tensions in which three Copts were killed. During Morsi's reign, several Copts were killed in Upper Egypt and some were made to leave their homes.

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Morsi supporters attacked a cathedral on April 7, 2013, following sectarian tensions in which three Copts were killed. During Morsi's reign, several Copts were killed in Upper Egypt and some were made to leave their homes.

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More than a year has passed since the funeral of 16 Egyptian Army soldiers killed by a missile launched from the country's borders with Israel on August 7, 2012. No official investigation has been conducted, while claims have surfaced that the attack was carried out by an armed Palestinian group linked to Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood.

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More than a year has passed since the funeral of 16 Egyptian Army soldiers killed by a missile launched from the country's borders with Israel on August 7, 2012. No official investigation has been conducted, while claims have surfaced that the attack was carried out by an armed Palestinian group linked to Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood.

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Since the eruption of the January 25 revolution, the Egyptian army has blocked roads leading into Tahrir Square, the main scene of the uprising. After Morsi's rise to power, it was expected that the barriers would be torn down, but Morsi ordered more to be constructed. Egyptians have become accustomed to jumping these walls to go to work.

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Since the eruption of the January 25 revolution, the Egyptian army has blocked roads leading into Tahrir Square, the main scene of the uprising. After Morsi's rise to power, it was expected that the barriers would be torn down, but Morsi ordered more to be constructed. Egyptians have become accustomed to jumping these walls to go to work.

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Female members of the Muslim Brotherhood pray on July 14, 2013, as they take part in a weeks-long sit-in vigil in Rabaa al-Adaweya square. The vigil followed the military overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi, who was held in an undisclosed location. It was the first time that female and male Brotherhood members staged a joint sit-in, sleeping side by side in the streets.

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Female members of the Muslim Brotherhood pray on July 14, 2013, as they take part in a weeks-long sit-in vigil in Rabaa al-Adaweya square. The vigil followed the military overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi, who was held in an undisclosed location. It was the first time that female and male Brotherhood members staged a joint sit-in, sleeping side by side in the streets.

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Women took to the streets on February 6, 2013, to protest against sexual harassment after the People's Assembly, dominated by Islamists, blamed females' presence in crowded areas for being harassed, absolving police forces of responsibility.

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Women took to the streets on February 6, 2013, to protest against sexual harassment after the People's Assembly, dominated by Islamists, blamed females' presence in crowded areas for being harassed, absolving police forces of responsibility.

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A pro-Morsi rally on July 26, 2013, demanded his reinstatement after the defence chief called on Egyptian citizens to take to the streets "to mandate the army to fight terrorism" - taken to mean endorsing military action against Morsi supporters.

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A pro-Morsi rally on July 26, 2013, demanded his reinstatement after the defence chief called on Egyptian citizens to take to the streets "to mandate the army to fight terrorism" - taken to mean endorsing military action against Morsi supporters.

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A demonstration supporting the army in Cairo's Tahrir Square on July 26, 2013, celebrated the arrival of military jets to launch an operation against "terrorism" in Egypt. The result of such operations has been to arrest Muslim Brotherhood leaders, fracturing the movement.

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A demonstration supporting the army in Cairo's Tahrir Square on July 26, 2013, celebrated the arrival of military jets to launch an operation against "terrorism" in Egypt. The result of such operations has been to arrest Muslim Brotherhood leaders, fracturing the movement.

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The "four finger" hand gesture is now used worldwide to refer to the Rabaa el-Adaweya vigil, and is used by Muslim Brotherhood supporters to voice their rejection of Morsi's ousting and of the police forces' brutality in dispersing protests.

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The "four finger" hand gesture is now used worldwide to refer to the Rabaa el-Adaweya vigil, and is used by Muslim Brotherhood supporters to voice their rejection of Morsi's ousting and of the police forces' brutality in dispersing protests.

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President Mohamed Morsi's support has varied dramatically over the past two years.

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President Mohamed Morsi's support has varied dramatically over the past two years.

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Young women supporting the Muslim Brotherhood read the Quran during the fasting month of Ramadan, while taking part in the Rabaa Adaweya sit-in on July 10, 2013.

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Young women supporting the Muslim Brotherhood read the Quran during the fasting month of Ramadan, while taking part in the Rabaa Adaweya sit-in on July 10, 2013.

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Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood in one of Cairo's poor neighbourhoods were unable to flow into the city's larger squares on August 23, 2013, following the violent dispersal of the main vigil in Rabaa al-Adaweya.

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Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood in one of Cairo's poor neighbourhoods were unable to flow into the city's larger squares on August 23, 2013, following the violent dispersal of the main vigil in Rabaa al-Adaweya.

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Hundreds of Morsi supporters were killed as security forces dispersed the Rabaa al-Adaweya sit-in on August 15, 2013.

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Hundreds of Morsi supporters were killed as security forces dispersed the Rabaa al-Adaweya sit-in on August 15, 2013.



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