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    Egypt : Anniversary of revolution

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    Egypt marked the first anniversary of the revolution that ended President Hosni Mubarak's regime Wednesday, as masses filled Tahrir Square. Head of Egypt's Military Council Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi decreed a partial lifting of the nation's emergency laws, saying the draconian laws will remain applicable to crimes committed by "thugs." It is a year since protesters inspired by an uprising in Tunisia took to the streets in Egypt and the January 25 anniversary has exposed divisions in the Arab world's most populous country over the pace of democratic change.