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Insight: Egypt's army tiptoes through democracy's minefield

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Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi (R) meets with Defence Minister General Abdel Fattah Sisi in Cairo in this August 22, 2012 file picture. To match Insight EGYPT-ARMY/ REUTERS/Egyptian Presidency/Handout/Files

Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi (R) meets with Defence Minister General Abdel Fattah Sisi in Cairo in this August 22, 2012 file picture. To match Insight EGYPT-ARMY/ REUTERS/Egyptian Presidency/Handout/Files
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Members of the Egyptian Army keep guard near burnt vehicles in front of a police station, which was stormed into and set on fire by protesters, in the city of Suez in this January 28, 2013 file picture. To match Insight EGYPT-ARMY/ REUTERS/Stringer/Files (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)

Members of the Egyptian Army keep guard near burnt vehicles in front of a police station, which was stormed into and set on fire by protesters, in the city of Suez in this January 28, 2013 file picture. To match Insight EGYPT-ARMY/ REUTERS/Stringer/Files (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)
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Protesters opposing Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi gather near a military tank as they take part in a march despite a nighttime curfew in the city of Suez in this January 28, 2013 file picture. To match Insight EGYPT-ARMY REUTERS/Stringer/Files (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY) -

Protesters opposing Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi gather near a military tank as they take part in a march despite a nighttime curfew in the city of Suez in this January 28, 2013 file picture. To match Insight EGYPT-ARMY REUTERS/Stringer/Files (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY) -
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Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi smiles during a meeting with South Korea's presidential envoy and former Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan (not pictured) at the presidential palace in Cairo in this October 8, 2012 file picture. To match Insight EGYPT-ARMY/ REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Files (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT PROFILE)

Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi smiles during a meeting with South Korea's presidential envoy and former Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan (not pictured) at the presidential palace in Cairo in this October 8, 2012 file picture. To match Insight EGYPT-ARMY/ REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Files (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT PROFILE)
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