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Seeking Unity, Egypt Flies the Flag in Symbolic Tahrir

A circular patch of land in Cairo's central Tahrir Square poses a dilemma for the government: how to honor the epicenter of the 2011 popular uprising while pressing ahead with one of the fiercest crackdowns on dissent in Egypt's history? After weeks of digging, workers put up a 20-meter pole carrying the national flag in the space, something officials said they hoped would help to unify a country torn by political turmoil since the revolt that ousted Hosni Mubarak. It was the...

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