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Egypt braces for new showdown between Islamists and military

Country prepares for a major confrontation between its Islamist president and military after generals vowed to uphold Constitutional Court ruling disbanding parliament

Egypt braces for new showdown between Islamists and military
Egyptian supporters of the military council who do not support the newly elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, attend a rally against the reinstatement of the parliament in front of the tomb of the late president Anwar al-Sadaat (placard) in Cairo, on July 9, 2012. Egypt's top court rejected a decree by Morsi to reinstate the parliament it ruled invalid, setting him on a collision course with the judiciary and the military which enforced the ruling. (AFP/Getty Images)
Egypt braces for new showdown between Islamists and military
Egyptian supporters of the military council who do not support the newly elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, attend a rally against the reinstatement of the parliament in front of the tomb of the late president Anwar al-Sadaat in Cairo, on July 9, 2012. Egypt's top court rejected a decree by Morsi to reinstate the parliament it ruled invalid, setting him on a collision course with the judiciary and the military which enforced the ruling. (AFP/Getty Images)
Egypt braces for new showdown between Islamists and military
Wearing pins on his shirt supporting the portraits of the late president Anwar al-Sadaat (L) and Egyptian TV presenter Tawfiq Oqasha (R) Egyptian supporters of the military council who do not support the newly elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, attend a rally against the reinstatement of the parliament in front of the tomb of the late president Anwar al-Sadaat in Cairo, on July 9, 2012. Egypt's top court rejected a decree by Morsi to reinstate the parliament it ruled invalid, setting him on a collision course with the judiciary and the military which enforced the ruling. (AFP/Getty Images)
Egypt braces for new showdown between Islamists and military
Egyptian supporters of the military council who do not support the newly elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, holds up a sign that reads in Arabic, 'Down with the al-Jazeera satellite channel', as they protest against the reinstatement of the parliament in front of the tomb of the late president Anwar al-Sadaat in Cairo, on July 9, 2012. Egypt's top court rejected a decree by Morsi to reinstate the parliament it ruled invalid, setting him on a collision course with the judiciary and the military which enforced the ruling. (AFP/Getty Images)
Egypt braces for new showdown between Islamists and military
Egyptian supporters of the military council who do not support the newly elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, hold up his portrait as a woman uses a shoe to hit it, during a protest against the reinstatement of the parliament in front of the tomb of the late president Anwar al-Sadaat in Cairo, on July 9, 2012. Egypt's top court rejected a decree by Morsi to reinstate the parliament it ruled invalid, setting him on a collision course with the judiciary and the military which enforced the ruling. (AFP/Getty Images)