Egyptians walk behind a banner depicting U.S President Barak Obama, right, and a banner supporting Egyptian Army Chief Lt. Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, center, with Arabic that reads, "God, keep this truthful honest man," in Cairo, Egypt
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Egypt diplomatic efforts gather pace

6 August 2013 Last updated at 09:50 BST

US senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham have joined top diplomats in Cairo trying to find a peaceful solution to Egypt's political stalemate.

Egypt has been in crisis since the army ousted leader Mohammed Morsi on 3 July.

Caroline Wyatt reports.