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CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt’s military said Monday that it will give the country’s rival political forces 48 hours to resolve the current political crisis, or it will intervene with a roadmap for the nation’s future.

The statement was read and broadcast live on state television. 

Sixteen Egyptians were killed and hundreds more injured after a day of mass protests nationwide Sunday gave way to violent clashes outside the ruling Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo overnight.

Millions took to the streets in Cairo and other cities — in demonstrations that dwarfed the protests of the uprising two years ago — to call for President Mohamed Morsi, a former Brotherhood leader, to step down after a turbulent year in power.

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