Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, 76, talks to anti-government protesters in Tahrir Square on Feb. 4. Tantawi now heads the military council running Egypt.
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Egyptian soldiers wake up protesters while trying to clear Tahrir Square in Cairo on Monday morning. Egypt's military rulers took sweeping action to dismantle the autocratic legacy of former President Hosni Mubarak, dissolving parliament, suspending the constitution and promising elections in moves cautiously welcomed by pro-democracy protesters.
Little is publicly known about the career military men who are now in charge of Egypt after the army sided with a popular uprising and ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak on Friday.
Over the weekend the military rulers won praise from protesters when they announced the abolition of a Parliament widely seen as illegitimate and suspended a constitution seen as little more than a convenient tool for a dictator. The army also pledged to turn over power in a matter of months to a democratically elected, civilian government.
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