Sudanese dignitaries congratulate first President of Egyptian Republic General Mohammed Neguib (3rd L), 02 February 1954 in Cairo, along with Prime Minister Gamal Abdel Nasser (3rd R) and Major and minister of national orientation Salah Salem (2nd L). On 18 June 1953 the Free Officers, or Revolutionary Command Council, lead by Lieutenant Colonel Gamal Abdel Nasser, in power since the 1952 revolution, abrogated the existing constitution and declared Egypt a republic. The monarchy was abolished and Mohamed Neguib became president. (Photo credit should read OFF/AFP/Getty Images)