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Sunday
Apr062008

Protests In The Smog

The khamsin - a dry, hot wind blown in from the desert - has arrived in Cairo, filling the air with sand and bathing the city in a gritty yellow smog. Egyptians are well accustomed to the annual sandstorm, which usually heralds the onset of summer, but a less familiar sight loomed out from the haze: lines of armed riot police occupying the central square and surrounding streets.

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