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Friday
Feb182011

Egypt Protesters Gather in Tahrir Square for 'Victory March'

Photo Courtesy - Chris Hondros/Getty Images(CAIRO) -- Tens of thousands of people are gathering on the streets of Egypt Friday, but this time, it's not in protest.

Exactly one week after President Hosni Mubarak stepped down, protesters are returning to Cairo's Tahrir Square after Friday prayers for what they are calling a "victory march."  Protesters, complete with a military marching band, will be celebrating the ouster of Mubarak and the revolution they helped create.

In a symbolic move, Sheikh Qaradawi, one of the most influential Sunni clerics, will be presiding over Friday prayers at the square.  Qaradawi was previously banned from entering the country under Mubarak and has been instrumental in urging the Egyptian people to rise up against the regime.

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