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ElBaradei sworn in as Egypt vice president

Egyptian leader Mohamed ElBaradei, pictured in Cairo on October 16, 2011, has been sworn in as Egypt's interim vice president for foreign relations, the presidency said in a statement.AFP/File

Prominent liberal Egyptian leader Mohamed ElBaradei was sworn in on Sunday as Egypt's interim vice president for foreign relations, the presidency said in a statement.

The appointment of ElBaradei, a former head of the UN nuclear watchdog and a Nobel peace laureate, follows the military overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi on July 3.