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Thousands mourn Islamic cleric killed in Cairo clashes

Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 00:56

Dec. 17 - A funeral is held for an Islamic cleric who is one of nine people killed in recent violence in Cairo. Katharine Jackson reports.

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Bowing their heads, mourners bid farewell to Islamic cleric Emad Effat in Cairo. They carry his coffin out of the mosque in a funeral procession that draws a crowd of thousands into the streets. Protesters chant "Down with military rule." Effat is one of nine people killed during bloody clashes between demonstrators and soldiers. More than 300 people have been wounded in the violence, sparked days after round two votes were cast in the first free election most Egyptians can remember. Ten months after a popular revolt toppled President Hosni Mubarak, many Egyptians think the army generals who replaced him want to keep their hold on power. Katharine Jackson, Reuters.

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Thousands mourn Islamic cleric killed in Cairo clashes

Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 00:56