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Protesters remain in Tahrir Square as clock ticks on army deadline

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Protesters opposing Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi take part in protest, demanding that Mursi resign, at Tahrir Square in Cairo on July 2, 2013. Egypt's army reprised its role as hero in a new act of the country's political drama on Monday with a move celebrated by protesters as a decisive blow against an unpopular president just two and half years after the military unseated his predecessor.

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An Egyptian man holds a poster supporting Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, with Arabic writing that reads "no alternative to legitimacy," during a rally near Cairo University in Giza, Egypt, on July 2, 2013.

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The headquarters of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood was ransacked as widespread protests against President Mohammed Morsi turned violent.

CAIRO - Egypt's armed forces would suspend the constitution and dissolve an Islamist-dominated parliament under a draft political roadmap to be pursued if Islamist President Mohamed Morsi and his opponents fail to reach a power-sharing agreement by Wednesday, military sources said.

The sources told Reuters the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) was still discussing details of the plan, intended to resolve a political crisis that has brought millions of protesters into the streets. The roadmap could be changed based on political developments and consultations.

Chief-of-staff General Abdel Fattah El-Sisi called in a statement on Monday for Morsi to agree within 48 hours on power-sharing with other political forces, saying the military would otherwise set out its own roadmap for the country's future.

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An opponent of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi reads a newspaper at his tent with Arabic writing that reads, "Leave, Down with Muslim Brotherhood," as he and others protest outside the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, on July 2, 2013.