Revolution in Egypt: 18 Days that Shook the World

Mass Demonstration in Egypt
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Cairo, January 25, 2011
Inspired by the demonstrations in Tunisia that had forced the resignation of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, thousands of young Egyptians gathered in downtown Cairo on Police Day — a holiday normally dedicated to officers who had died fighting the British in a 1952 skirmish — to demand the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, who had ruled the country virtually uncontested for almost thirty years.

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