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Egypt erupts as part of the Arab Spring; Mubarak resigns
A protester stands in front of a burning barricade during a demonstration in Cairo on Jan. 28, 2011 -- part of the Arab Spring that started in Tunisia. The uprising in Egypt was mainly a campaign of non-violent civil resistance, which featured a series of demonstrations, marches, acts of civil disobedience and labor strikes. Millions of protesters from a variety of socio-economic and religious backgrounds demanded the overthrow of the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Despite being predominantly peaceful in nature, the revolution was not without violent clashes between security forces and protesters, with at least 846 people killed and 6,000 injured. On Feb. 11, Mubarak resigned from office.
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