Egypt's military stages fly pasts over Cairo

By REUTERS
July 4, 2013 13:12

CAIRO - Egypt's air force staged several fly pasts in a smoggy Cairo sky on Thursday minutes before the country's interim leader was sworn in, in a vivid reminder of the military's role in ousting Mohamed Morsi as head of state.

Fourteen jets in V-formation blazed over downtown Cairo shortly before Adli Mansour, chief justice of the constitutional court, became interim president.

Nine more jets then flew at low altitude, leaving a trail of red, white, and black smoke behind them to signify the colors of the Egyptian flag.


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