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Tourists Continue to Leave Egypt

Cairo's Tahrir Square (or Liberation Square) remained filled on Tuesday February 1 with hundreds of thousands of Egyptians chanting the slogan, "Irhal! Irhal! Irhal!" - "Go Away Mubarak!" It seems as if the entire country has come out asking President Mobarak to end his 30 years of dictatorial rule over the country.

Tourists have packed into Cairo airport in a desperate attempt to leave the country. Although many airlines have resumed flights to Egypt, there is a chaotic situation at Cairo airport and hundreds of stranded tourists are making attempts to get on board the first available flight out of the country. Many well heeled Egyptians who have been overtly involved with the regime are also fearing a backlash and are trying to leave the country.

The army has taken control of all important archaeological sites including the Pyramids at Giza and the Egyptian Museum which has a treasure trove of ancient relics including the famous golden bust of King Tut.

Egypt depends heavily on tourism as a source of income and the street protests are going to be a major deterrent for the industry. The earlier the situation subsides the better it is for tourism to once again revive in this land of the Pharoahs.

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