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Egypt's army reprises historic political role

Many Egyptians thought days of army rule were behind, but ouster of Mohamed Morsi has put the military back in charge.

Last Modified: 18 Jul 2013 13:52
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The military has long played an important role in Egyptian politics but the protesters who toppled Hosni Mubarak thought they had ushered in a new era of civilian democracy.

However, the army is once again dominating the political scene.

Al Jazeera's Rory Challands reports from Cairo.

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