Egypt's military returns to the political fray - Article Photos 9/9

Egyptian presidential guards rest as protesters opposed to Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi gather outside the palace in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. Egypt's military said Saturday that serious dialogue is the "best and only" way to overcome the nation's deepening conflict over a disputed draft constitution hurriedly adopted by Islamist allies of President Mohammed Morsi, and recent decrees granting himself near-absolute powers.(AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)