Nobel Laureate Mohamed ElBaradei

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Uprising in Cairo, January 2011
When protesters filled the streets of Cairo to protest the government of Hosni Mubarak, Elbaradei appeared surrounded by supporters. In an interview with Reuters, he called for the resignation of president Mubarak stating, "He has served the country for 30 years, and it is about time for him to retire."

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