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Egyptians Protest Against A Year Of Military Rule

An Egyptian protester kicks a gas canister during clashes with security forces in Cairo.
Thousands of Egyptians marched on the Defense Ministry in Cairo on February 10, demanding that the country's military leaders hand over power.

The protest came just a day before a strike called by activists to mark the first anniversary of former President Hosni Mubarak's fall.

The Egyptian military has come under increasing criticism for its use of deadly force to disperse growing demonstrations in the country.

The military has said it will hand over power after a president is elected later this year.

But that has not stopped the country's civil disobedience campaign, with young activists calling for more demonstrations on February 11.

The Muslim Brotherhood, the big winner in the recent parliamentary elections, has said it will not participate in the demonstrations.

Compiled from agency reports

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