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Muslims enjoy Cairo festival free of Mubarak controls

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Muslims enjoy Cairo festival free of Mubarak controls


They are free for the first time in years to celebrate without restrictions one of the biggest Muslim festivals.

Tahrir Square in Cairo has been one of the venues for the Eid al-Adha festival – or Feast of the Sacrifice.

Under the regime of ousted leader Hosni Mubarak, the prayers and ceremonies were tightly controlled.

One woman said: “Thank God for that, and we hope that we will achieve the goal of the revolution by the time the next festival comes around.”

A man said: “We used to be surrounded by riot police. Not to protect us, but just in case there was a protest or someone said something over which they could be detained. This year it’s different.”

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