Egyptian President-elect Mohammed Morsi speaks to supporters at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, June 29, 2012, where he took a symbolic public oath of office. On Saturday Morsi was officially inaugurated as the Arab world's first freely-elected Islamist president. (AP/Mohammed Abd El-Maaty, Egyptian Presidency)
Morsi earlier took a symbolic oath on Friday in Tahrir Square, birthplace of the uprising that ended Mubarak's authoritarian rule last year, and vowed to reclaim presidential powers stripped from his office by the military council that took over from the ousted leader.
But by agreeing to take the oath before the court, rather than before parliament as is customary, he is bowing to the military's will in an indication that the contest for power will continue.