Nov. 22, 2012 – Attempts between Islamist and liberal-leaning parties to reach an agreement on the country's constitution over the previous months have failed. Morsi claims sweeping authority that make his decisions immune to judicial review, citing economic concerns as the reason for his power grab. Since the Muslim Brotherhood has assumed the reigns of power, they have been accused of corruption and cronyism, ignoring Egypt's soaring crime rate and plummeting economy. Mass protests greet Morsi's proclamation.
Jan. 25, 2013 – The previous month, a new constitution passed a referendum with two-thirds of Egyptian voters supporting it, although turnout was low. On the two-year anniversary of the first protests against Mubarak, hundreds of thousands of protesters return to Tahrir Square with demands for Morsi to step down. Over the coming months, the government would respond with violence to mass demonstrations across the country.
June 30, 2013 – On Morsi's first anniversary in office, millions of protestors continue to call from his exit from office. The next day, Egypt's military gives the president 48 hours to reach an agreement with demonstrators or else he faces the prospect of removal from office.
July 3, 2013 – With no progress made toward reaching an agreement, Morsi is forcibly removed from the presidency and detained by the military, who also seize high-ranking Muslim Brotherhood officials. Claiming to be a rightfully elected leader deposed by a coup, Morsi insists that he be reinstated, as do thousands of his supporters who form pro-Muslim Brotherhood protests. Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque, seen above after security forces went through this past weekend, is one of the largest earlier pro-Morsi camps, which then becomes a flashpoint for violence between political demonstrators and the military authority.
Aug. 14, 2013 – Security forces backed with armored vehicles and bulldozers begin to move in on demonstrators in sit-ins and protest camps, violently dispersing protesters by setting fire to their tents, as seen in the middle photo, and opening fire on them, setting the course for street skirmished that claimed an estimated 900 lives.
This weekend, authorities suggested that they could once again disband the Muslim Brotherhood, which would return the group to its decades-long pre-revolution status.
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Top photo: An Egyptian man walks through what remains after police cleared a protester encampment at Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in Cairo. Credit: Corbis Images; Middle photo: Getty Images