Islamist Mohamed Morsi paid tribute on Friday to the people of Egypt, Muslims and Christians alike, before a huge crowd at Cairo's Tahrir Square, birthplace of the revolt that overthrew Hosni Mubarak.
Morsi, who won a run-off election earlier this month against Mubarak's last premier, was received with applause by the tens of thousands of people gathered in the square.
He paid tribute to "the square of the revolution, the square of freedom," addressing "the free world, Arabs, Muslims... the people of Egypt, brothers and sisters... Muslims of Egypt, Christians of Egypt."
Morsi symbolically swore himself in before the crowd on the eve of his official swearing in as Egypt's first democratically elected civilian president.
Source: AFP Global Edition