Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi (left) joins Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi (center) and Chief of Staff Sami Anan (right) at a ceremony at an air force base in Cairo on Tuesday. Egypt's Islamist-dominated parliament opened a new front in the country's leadership showdowns Tuesday by meeting in defiance of orders that disbanded the chamber and brought Mr. Morsi in conflict with both the powerful military and the highest court. (Associated Press)

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi (left) joins Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi (center) and Chief of Staff Sami Anan (right) at a ceremony at an air force base in Cairo on Tuesday. Egypt's Islamist-dominated parliament opened a new front in the country's leadership showdowns Tuesday by meeting in defiance of orders that disbanded the chamber and brought Mr. Morsi in conflict with both the powerful military and the highest court. (Associated Press)