MIDDLE EAST: Cavalcade to Cairo

It was one of the strangest marches since the Children's Crusade. More than 30,000 Libyans, waving banners and chanting slogans urging a merger of Libya and Egypt, last week poured over the border en route to Cairo. Some were on foot, others in buses and cars:

the column was six miles long. "We insist on going to Cairo," a spokesman said. "We have strict instructions from the People's Revolutionary Committee to stop only in Cairo." Egyptian officials attempted to stop the march—to no immediate avail. At the border, the Libyans destroyed benches and tables in the customs building, calling their...

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