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ElBaradei sworn in as Egypt vice president

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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.