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People power keeps pressure on Egypt's military

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People power keeps pressure on Egypt's military


Millions of Egyptians turned out on Friday for a ‘Victory March’ to mark the revolt that swept Hosni Mubarak from power.

Across the country, hundreds of thousands joined rallies to commemorate the 365 people who died in the uprising.

In the capital Cairo, Tahrir Square was once again the focal point for the gathering.

An emotional celebration made memorable by the return from exile of an influential cleric. Sheikh Yousef al-Qaradawi told worshippers to be patient with the army but he also stressed the need to speed up reforms and free political prisoners.

While soldiers handed out national flags, a military band repeatedly played the national anthem as a wave of patriotism swept through the jubilant crowd.

With celebrations set to continue the world is eagerly watching to see whether the military can keep their promise of a swift transition to civilian rule.

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