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Mubarak's 29-year rule

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, now 82 and serving his fifth term, has been successful at tamping down opposition in the past, but ongoing protests are testing his power.

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, now 82 and serving his fifth term, has been successful at tamping down opposition in the past, but ongoing protests are testing his power.

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