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One year on, Egyptians fill Tahrir Square again

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Tens of thousands of Egyptians wave national flags during a mass rally in Tahrir Square, Cairo, on Jan. 25, 2012, marking the first anniversary of the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.

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A woman shouts during the gathering in Tahrir Square.

The Associated Press reports:

Tens of thousands of Egyptians rallied Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of the country's 2011 uprising, with liberals and Islamists gathering on different sides of Cairo's Tahrir Square in a reflection of the deep political divides that emerged in the year since the downfall of longtime leader Hosni Mubarak. 

"We are not here to celebrate. We are here to bring down military rule. They have failed the revolution and met none of its goals," said Iman Fahmy, a 27-year- old pharmacist who wore a paper eye-patch in solidarity with protesters shot in the eye by security forces during recent protests. 

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A man waves an Egyptian flag in Tahrir Square.

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Crowds converge on Tahrir Square.

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A demonstrator acts as a martyr to symbolize people killed during the revolution.