Troops on Tahrir Square
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Egypt braced for protests on public holiday

Security forces have been deployed across much of Cairo in anticipation of clashes, with thousands of troops and police manning checkpoints.

It is a public holiday in Egypt, as the country marks the 40th anniversary of the start of the 1973 Arab-Israeli war.

Jim Muir is following events in Cairo.

  • 06 Oct 2013
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