Egypt's military says it is ready to defend the country against what it called terrorists and fools, hours after President Mohamed Morsi defiantly rejected its Wednesday deadline for reaching a deal with the opposition.
Anti-President Mohamed Mosi protesters hold up their shoes after a televised speech by Mr. Morsi, Tahrir Square in Cairo, July 3, 2013.
Anti-President Mohamed Morsi protesters watch a speech by him on TV at a cafe in Tahrir Square in Cairo, July 2, 2013.
Protesters opposing President Mohamed Morsi gather around a lit flare in Tahrir Square in Cairo July 3, 2013.
Fireworks burst over opponents of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in Tahrir Square in Cairo, July 2, 2013.