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Thousands celebrate as Egyptian president orders military chief to retire

Amr Nabil / AP

Thousands of supporters of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi celebrate as they listen to his speech in Tahrir Square, birthplace of the uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak 18 months ago, in Cairo late Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012.

Morsi ordered the retirement of the defense minister and chief of staff on Sunday and made the boldest move so far to seize back powers that the military stripped from his office right before he took over.

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