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Arabs share in Egyptian joy


In the Jordanian capital Amman, thousands flocked to the Egyptian embassy to celebrate the end of the rule of Hosni Mubarak, a scene replicated across the Arab world.

Recent protests have piled pressure on the monarchy of King Abdullah, with the government announcing 166 million euros worth of price cuts on fuel and staples and wage rises for civil servants and the army.

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In Yemen, the fall of the Egyptian president also led to spontaneous street parties as President Saleh held impromptu meetings with military and political leaders. An expression of anxiety according to one political analyst in the country.

In Lebanon, people were out in Beirut to express their solidarity with the Egyptian people and Hezbollah congratulated the country on its “historic victory.”

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