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CAIRO — On a warm spring day in late March this year, a now rare site gripped the upper reaches of Cairo’s Kasr al-Aini Boulevard leading to Tahrir Square.Around 100 protestors waving banners and shouting against government inaction, gathered outside the entrance to the parliament building chanting demands.

A selection of lunch meals offered to detainees are displayed in a food preparation area, on March 7, 2013.Though relatively small in number, the master’s students represent the nexus of problems currently gripping the Middle East’s most populous nation.Around the corner in a nearby street, two neat rows of officers from Egypt’s Central Security Forces stood poised, awaiting instructions behind black masks covering their faces.The protestors waved their placards, knowing that they were likely to be beaten and chased by police with batons at any moment.He did not offer any new suggestions on how he intends to empty Guantanamo of its remaining 155 prisoners.


They were captured overseas after the September 11, 2001, attacks and have been held without trial ever since.

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