After months of tension, Egypt's political crisis imploded on July 3, when the army ousted President Mohamed Morsi, who was the only civilian president ever democratically elected in the Arab world's largest country.
The coup marked one of the most important turning points in modern Egyptian history. The following is a chronology of key dates and events during the pivotal two weeks.
July 6: The opposition gets divided over who to support as interim Prime Minister.
The ultraconservative Salafi al Nour Party emerged as the political kingmaker, opposing ElBaradei.
NBC Nightly News piece on the shootings by the military, which left at least 51 dead.
July 9: Former Finance Minister Hazem el Beblawi named interim prime minister
He's a liberal economist widely-respected in academic circles.
Here's what all of this means:
More info on Egypt's complex political situation here.