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EGYPT: Military leader tours presidential palace

February 11, 2011 | 12:04 pm

Tantawi Egypt's defense minister and head of the Higher Military Council, Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, toured outgoing President Hosni Mubarak's presidential palace Friday, Al Arabiya television reported.

Protesters had gathered outside the palace before Mubarak stepped down.

-- Molly Hennessy-Fiske

Photo: Egypt's Defense Minister Mohamed Hussein Tantawi visits troops within the opposition supporter stronghold in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Feb. 4. Credit: Goran Tomasevic / Reuters