Two and a half years ago in Tahrir Square, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle compared Egypt's democratic revolution to the German reunification. Germany's calls for democracy in Egypt continue today.
Egyptians gathered again on Tahrir Square to celebrate the announcement of a new president. People danced and sang as former military leader Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi was officially named the country's new leader.
A number of men put on trial for sexually assaulting women on Cairo's Tahrir Square during various public rallies in recent years have been jailed for long terms by an Egyptian court. Five were given life sentences.
US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo to try to drum up support for a coalition against "Islamic State" extremists. Relations between the US and Egypt have been strained since last year's military coup.
Egyptian police have fired tear gas to disperse stone-throwing protesters gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square. The rally was commemorating the two-year anniversary of the deaths of dozens of anti-military protesters.
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