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Since January 25, 2011 the Egyptian army has been in the spotlight. On February 13, Egypt's ruling military council announced Sunday it had dissolved Parliament and suspended the Constitution. The following is look back on the military's involvement during the seventeen days of demonstrations that took place in Tahrir Square resulting in the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.
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A soldiers stands guard next to Tutankhamen's gold funerary mask inside the Egyptian Museum as Egyptian state minister of antiquities Zahi Hawass (not in picture) talks to reporters on February 16, 2011. Looters broke into the museum in Cairo's Tahrir Square on January 28th shattering 13 display cases and at least 70 artifacts, some of which have been recovered and repaired according to Hawwas. Tutankhamen's mask was not taken or damaged by looters. UPI
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