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Crowds return to Cairo's Tahrir Square to mark Eid festival

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Police and military stand guard as Egyptian Muslims gather to pray, celebrating the start of the three-day feast known in Arabic as Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Tahrir Square, the scene of mass demonstrations which brought down the regime of former president Hosni Mubarak, in Cairo on August 30.

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Police and soldiers are greeted by worshippers in Tahrir Square on August 30.

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A man holds balloons as he sits on top of a statue of nationalist hero Omar Makram in Tahrir Square on Aug. 30.

Tahrir Square, the heart of the Egyptian revolution, saw the crowds return on Tuesday as Muslims turned out to celebrate the Eid festival. Take a look back at the historic events of this year in this collection of images: Tahrir Square on PhotoBlog.