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Demonstrators clean-up Egypt's streets

The Egyptian military has promised to pave the way for an "elected" civilian government in the country.

In its first detailed statement since Hosni Mubarak's resignation, the army said it would oversee a peaceful transition of power.

The statement has been welcomed by protesters in the centre of Cairo, as they continued to celebrate Mr Mubarak's departure.

The BBC's Jeremy Bowen reports.

  • 12 Feb 2011
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