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ElBaradei tipped as Egypt PM

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CAIRO - Nobel Peace laureate Mohamed ElBaradei tops the list of candidates for premier to lead Egypt out of its crisis, the presidency said, after bloodshed followed the ouster of the country's first freely elected head of state. 

A handout picture released by the Egyptian Presidency shows Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour (R) meeting with opposition National Salvation Front leader Mohamed ElBaradei in Cairo on July 6, 2013. Egypt's presidency said Saturday that ElBaradei has not been officially appointed prime minister, after several official sources said the former UN nuclear watchdog chief had been named premier.

Supporters of the overthrown Islamist Mohamed Morsi called for further protests as an advisor to his interim successor said the new rulers extended an olive branch to the Islamists.

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