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Anti-Government Protests Roil Egypt

Feb 11, 2011 — Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned and handed control to the military on Friday after 30 years in office. The announcement by Vice President Omar Suleiman electrified hundreds of thousands of protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square, who hugged one another and chanted, "The people have brought down the regime!"
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Jul 18, 2012 — Reporter David Kirkpatrick, the Cairo bureau chief for The New York Times, reflects on his time reporting on the Arab Spring and discusses what the election of President Mohammed Morsi means for Egypt, the United States and Israel.
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Feb 11, 2012 — Egypt has faced deteriorating security and a surge in crime since the popular uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak a year ago. The country's military rulers have yet to transfer power to civilian rule, and though many are proud of the revolution, some argue Egypt is not much better off than it was under Mubarak.
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Feb 9, 2012 — The protests that led to the Egyptian revolution last year were organized in part by Wael Ghonim, who used an anonymous Facebook page to coordinate the demonstrations. In his new book, Ghonim explains how social media helped transform his country.
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Jan 17, 2012 — The young Egyptian who became one of the faces of the Arab Spring says much more needs to be done to bring democracy to his country, but much has also already been achieved.
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Dec 21, 2011 — For the past year, veteran war correspondent Anthony Shadid has been reporting on the Arab uprisings in Egypt, Libya, Syria, Bahrain and Tunisia. Last March, he was kidnapped and beaten by security forces in Libya. "It remains one of the scariest moments of my life," he says.
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Apr 21, 2011 — The young Egyptian became for many the face of the protests that toppled President Hosni Mubarak's regime. Others on Time's list include WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and Tiger Mother author Amy Chua.
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Feb 22, 2011 — "Once a regime is no longer able to frighten people — to terrorize them into passive submission — then that regime is in big trouble," says the scholar whose work helped guide the protesters. He's impressed by what Egypt's protesters accomplished.
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Feb 22, 2011 — "A young man in his twenties wanted to express his gratitude about the victories the youth of 25th of January have achieved and chose to express it in the form of naming his firstborn girl Facebook Jamal Ibrahim," Al-Ahram reports.
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Feb 18, 2011 — It's been one week since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, and huge crowds converged again Friday on Tahrir Square in Cairo. The official Egyptian news agency put the turnout at more than 2 million. Demonstrators are complaining that the military has stopped meeting with youth groups, and that there have been no pay raises in years.
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