Mideast Egypt

December 26, 2012 - 9:33 AM
Essam el-Erian vice chairman of the Freedom And Justice party, speaks during a session at the Shura Council building in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. The official approval of Egypt's disputed, Islamist-backed constitution Tuesday held out little hope of stabilizing the country after two years of turmoil and Islamist President Mohammed Morsi may now face a more immediate crisis with the economy falling deeper into distress. (AP Photo/Mohammed Asad)