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Egyptian military orders end to pro-Morsi protests

1 August 2013 Last updated at 01:44 BST

Egypt's military-backed government has ordered police to end sit-ins by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in the capital, Cairo.

In a televised statement, an official described the rallies as "a national security threat" and said the government would "to take all measures necessary" to end them.

The movement's supporters have been staging sit-ins for several weeks since President Morsi was removed on 3 July, after just one year in office.

Susana Mendonca reports.

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