Egypt’s transition to democracy has hit a few rough spots, even as the country concluded a landmark presidential election this weekend. With Egypt’s highest court dismissing parliament, and the military rulers issuing a constitutional decree that gives them sweeping powers, protests have erupted across the nation.
June 19, 2012 Thousands of supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood's presidential candidate gather in Cairo's Tahrir Square to protest an apparent power grab by the ruling military, which has issued a constitutional decree giving the generals broad powers. Meanwhile, both contenders in the presidential race are claiming victory in the election. Marwan Naamani/AFP/Getty Images Buy Photo