Egyptian military bows to pressure on cabinet

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The head of the military council ruling Egypt swore in a new cabinet yesterday, under pressure from protesters demanding faster change and a weeding out of those tied to the regime of Hosni Mubarak.

The new government, led by Prime Minister Essam Sharaf, features 12 new faces and two deputy prime ministers.

Tension has been rising in Egypt over what many perceive as the army's reluctance to act against members of the former regime.

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