Coup highlights Egyptian military's role

CAIRO, EGYPT - JULY 3: Soldiers of the Egyptian Republican Guard stand guard at the gates of Egypt's Presidential Palace in the suburb of Heliopolis on July 3 2013, in Cairo, Egypt. The Egyptian Health Ministry reported at least 16 people were killed overnight on July 2 in violent clashes between supporters of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and Anti-Morsi protesters in the Cairo suburb of Giza. An Army ultimatum to President Morsi comes to an end on Wednesday afternoon. In a statement on July 1, the Egyptian Army asked Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi to resolve mass demonstrations against his continued rule or face intervention by the military within 48 hours, after millions of Egyptians took to the streets to protest Morsi's rule on June 30. (Photo by Ed Giles/Getty Images).
CAIRO, EGYPT - JULY 3: Soldiers of the Egyptian Republican Guard stand guard at the gates of Egypt's Presidential Palace in the suburb of Heliopolis on July 3 2013, in Cairo, Egypt. The Egyptian Health Ministry reported at least 16 people were killed overnight on July 2 in violent clashes between supporters of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and Anti-Morsi protesters in the Cairo suburb of Giza. An Army ultimatum to President Morsi comes to an end on Wednesday afternoon. In a statement on July 1, the Egyptian Army asked Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi to resolve mass demonstrations against his continued rule or face intervention by the military within 48 hours, after millions of Egyptians took to the streets to protest Morsi's rule on June 30. (Photo by Ed Giles/Getty Images).

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The Egyptian military has played a major role throughout the country's history. CNN's Atika Shubert reports.