Barely 24 hours ago after Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi was overthrown and only a year after he was the country's first democratically elected president, Judge Adly Mansour was sworn in as interim president.
Morsi has been under house arrest at an undisclosed location.
The Obama Administration is keeping a close watch on the situation while advising Americans in Egypt to leave.
And Egyptians who live in the D.C.area are also concerned over the military coup.
Pictures of thousands protesting in Cairo have captured the attention of the world as the eEyptian military seized power from the country's first democratically elected president and leader of the Muslim Brotherhood.
"I am very happy for what has happened in my country,' says Manal Fahmi who was naturalized as an American citizen today.
.She and her cousin, in Mount Vernon for the ceremony today, are optimistic about the future of Egypt.
"We celebrate Independence Day in America today and in Egypt we celebrate independence, too, from the Muslim Brotherhood," says Ayob Metry.
But as both supporters and opponents of Morsi fill the streets by the tens of thousands in Egypt, tensions in that country remain high. The protests up until now have been peaceful for the most part but many political observers are worried about what might happen next.
"I'm worried now that what we've got is a cure that could be worse than the disease" says Tamara Cofman Wittes of the Brookings Institution.