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July 4, 2013

Morsi's overthrow sets Egypt's Twitter alight

Celebratory fireworks battle for space with political analysis on social media.
Fireworks light up the sky as opponents of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi celebrate outside the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, 03 July 2013. (EPA/MOHAMMED SABER)

Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi’s overthrow sent shockwaves throughout social media.

All sides of Egypt’s political divide weighed in to celebrate and mourn the president’s ouster after a year in office. On Twitter, the hashtags #WeAreWithMorsi and #EgyptRevolutionNotMilitaryCoup battled it out, while netizens uploaded Vine videos showing the festivities in Cairo.

Here’s a look at the conversation online: