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epa03772225 Opponents of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi participate in a protest in Cairo, Egypt, 02 July 2013. Tens of thousands of Egyptians took to the streets nationwide in rival rallies, after President Mohamed Morsi criticized an ultimatum by the military demanding a resolution to a deepening political crisis. Morsi said he will not step down and vowed to protect ‘constitutional legitimacy’ with his life. ‘My life is the price for protecting the legitimacy,’ he said in a televised speech. ‘If my blood was the price to maintain legitimacy, then I am ready for this for the sake of this nation’s stability.’ Morsi promised a series of measures to reach consensus with opponents, including replacing the cabinet. EPA/MOHAMMED SABER