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    Egypt's president-elect takes 'symbolic oath'

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Egypt is preparing to swear in its new president. Before his official inauguration, however, Mohamed Morsi took matters into his own hands, taking a symbolic oath in front of the people. The president-elect read the symbolic oath in front of tens of thousands of supporters in Cairo's Tahrir Square. The move is seen as a direct challenge to the country's military rulers. Al Jazeera's Sherine Tadros reports from Cairo.