US calls for Morsi's release

The US State Department has called on Egypt to release the deposed president Mohamed Morsi from detention.

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Morsi supporters continue sit-in at Cairo mosque

Supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi are continuing to hold a mass sit-in at Cairo's Rabaa Al Adaweya mosque.

Thousands of people turned out to pray this evening at the end of the first day of Ramadan - the Islamic holy month of fasting.

Thousands of supporters of the deposed leader Mohamed Morsi pray outside the Rabaa Al Adaweya mosque in Cairio Credit: Reuters

Earlier, a spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood accused Egypt's authorities of trying to break up the sit-in by issuing arrest warrants for some of the group's leaders.

He said that the warrants had not been acted on so far.

Aerial view of the streets surrounding Cairo's Rabaa Al Adaweya mosque Credit: Reuters

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