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January 25, 2012 8:58 am

Egyptians Gather in Tahrir Square for One Year Anniversary of Protests

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NY Times – Egyptians gathered in Tahrir Square, the crucible of their revolution, on Wednesday in a mixture of celebration and agitation to mark the first anniversary of the protests that forced out Hosni Mubarak, the former president.

By mid-morning, tens of thousands of people had packed the square, smiling, cheering and waving Egyptian flags, but it was already evident that the spirit that unified last year’s uprising had been replaced by new tensions between Egyptian political factions over their view of the military rulers who took power when Mr. Mubarak was ousted.

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