President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi signs a document of transferring authority
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Abdul Fattah al-Sisi sworn in as Egypt's president

Former army chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has been sworn in as Egypt's new president, after winning elections in May.

Security forces were deployed at key locations around the capital, Cairo, ahead of the ceremony at the Supreme Constitutional Court.

Since overthrowing President Mohammed Morsi in July 2013, Mr Sisi has been pursuing a crackdown on Mr Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood, which urged a boycott of the elections.

Orla Guerin reports from Cairo.

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