Thursday, February 10, 2011

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Couple ties the knot in Tahrir Square

CAIRO, Feb 9: More than 200,000 people attended the wedding of a couple in the heart of Egypt’s political revolt.

Bride Oula with her man as tens of thousands cheer them

Psychologist Dr Ahmad Zafaan, 29, married Oula Abdul Hamid, 22, in Tahrir Square, Cairo, the centre of pro-democracy action against President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule.

Two weeks of demonstrations left 100 people dead on Egypt’s streets.

The newly-weds first set up camp in the square on January 28, where Dr Zafaan treats the injured.

He said after yesterday’s Muslim ceremony: “These protesters are family now.” His new wife added: “I am very happy about tying the knot in this holy square which is witnessing the rebirth of our nation.”

Yesterday the government tried to prop up the ailing economy by selling £1.5billion in short term debt. The protests are costing £193 million a day.