Rachid Ghannouchi in the crowd at the Tunis-Carthage airport
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Thousands gather for Ghannouchi's return to Tunisia

The leader of Tunisia's main Islamist movement has returned home after 22 years in exile following the ousting of President Ben Ali earlier this month.

Thousands of people went to the airport to welcome Rachid Ghannouchi, 69, as he arrived in Tunis from London.

He addressed the crowd shortly after arriving calling on supporters to unite on a path to "democracy, justice and equality".

  • 31 Jan 2011
  • From the section Africa