There was a major power-shift in Egypt today. The largest nation in the Arab world has a new interim leader. The Egyptian people did not elect him. Egypt's military installed him into office.
Egypt's new interim leader got a standing ovation as he took control of the country. Adli Mansour, the former chief justice of Egypt's Supreme Court, was sworn-in hours after the military overthrew the country's first freely-elected president, Mohammed Morsi.
It looked like an Independence Day celebration in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Fireworks lit up the sky, and thousands cheered Morsi's removal from power. They blamed him for Egypt's social and economic problems.
Members of the Muslim Brotherhood who backed Morsi booed after he was forced from office. They say he should have been allowed to finish his term.
President Obama says he is deeply concerned about the situation. Administration officials tell CBS News, the president does not want to be seen as backing a military coup. President Obama is urging Egypt's military to quote : "move quickly and responsibly to return full authority back to a democratically elected civilian government." Visiting troops in Afghanistan today, Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham suggested the one- and- a half billion dollars in annual U.S. aid to Egypt should be tied to a quick transition back to democracy. Egypt's top generals suspended their nation's constitution, and called for new elections. The Egyptian military has put Morsi and other top members of his Muslim Brotherhood party under house arrest.