File photo of Egypt's new Islamist President Mohamed Mursi speaking with Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi and Egyptian Armed Forces Chief Of Staff Sami Anan in Cairo

 
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Egypt's new Islamist President Mohamed Mursi (C) speaks with Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi (L) and Egyptian Armed Forces Chief Of Staff Sami Anan during a soldier graduation ceremony at the Egyptian military academy in Cairo in this July 17, 2012 file photo. Mursi ordered Egypt's two top generals to retire, including Hussein Tantawi who led the nation after Hosni Mubarak was ousted, and appointed two generals in their place, the presidential spokesman announced on August 12, 2012. Tantawi, who served Mubarak as a minister for 20 years, and Chief of Staff Sami Enan were both appointed as advisers to Mursi. Spokesman Yasser Ali said the changes among Egypt's top brass were effective immediately. REUTERS/Sherif Abd Monam/Egyptian Presidency/Handout/Files