Showdown in Cairo

Print edition : September 06, 2013

Supporters of General Ahmed Fattah El-Sisi at Tahrir Square on July 26. Photo: KHALED DESOUKI/AFP

Supporters of Mohamed Morsy march towards Cairo University to demand his reinstatement on July 19. Photo: KHALED DESOUKI/AFP

William Burns (U.S., centre) and Bernardino Leon (E.U., right) meet Mohamed ElBaradei in Cairo. Photo: REUTERS

U.S. Senators John McCain (left) and Lindsey Graham at a media conference in Cairo on August 6. Photo: ASMAA WAGUIH/REUTERS

Defence Minister General Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who is the face of the military takeover. Photo: Jim Watson/AP

The interim government, backed by the Gulf monarchies, is firm in its decision to marginalise the Muslim Brotherhood despite intense pressure from the U.S.-led West.
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