Egypt swore in an acting leader on Thursday after the army removed President Mohamed Morsi Wednesday following massive protests in Cairo.
In his first reported remarks, he praised the protesters whose mass demonstrations spurred the military action, calling them a unifying force and saying they "corrected the path of its glorious revolution."
But he also held out an olive branch to Mr. Morsi’s Islamist supporters in the Muslim Brotherhood, saying the group "is part of this people and are invited to participate in building the nation as nobody will be excluded, and if they responded to the invitation, they will be welcomed," Reuters reported.
Below, scenes from Cairo via Reuters:
AP VIDEO: Revelers dance, shoot fireworks and wave flags in the streets of Cairo after Morsi was ousted: http://t.co/X3WAGUWI9Y -JM— The Associated Press (@AP) July 4, 2013