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Back To Work For Most Of Egypt


This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Audie Cornish in for Liane Hansen.

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CORNISH: In Egypt today, it's the start of the workweek. Weary but jubilant protestors are returning home or to jobs after a popular uprising that toppled the regime of Hosni Mubarak.

The military today said they are dissolving parliament and suspending the constitution, two key demands of pro-democracy protesters. But soldiers scuffled with some of the activists who vowed to stay on in Tahrir Square until all their demands are met.

Elsewhere in the region, inspired and emboldened by Egypt's example, people have taken to the streets. In Yemen, protesters were beaten back by police for the third straight day in a row. In Bahrain, a march is planned for tomorrow. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.