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FEATURE-Uprising leaves Egyptians freer, poorer

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23 Jan 2012 13:39 Source: Reuters // Reuters

  • Poor are frustrated and fearful

  • Middle class is also feeling the pinch

  • Incomes depressed and inflation out of control

By Sherine El Madany and Tom Pfeiffer

CAIRO, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Mechanic Hany Shaaban heard there was free food on offer in Cairo's Tahrir Square, so he left his poor neighbourhood of Sayda Aisha to mingle with the crowds demanding an end to Hosni Mubarak's three-decade rule.

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