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Egyptian couple married in Tahrir Square

Egyptian couple married in Tahrir Square
Egyptian anti-government protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square during demonstrations to force President Hosni Mubarak to quit, on February 5, 2011. UPI. | License Photo

CAIRO, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- A young Egyptian couple who camped out in Cairo's Tahrir Square decided to marry there, with more than 300,000 protesters attending the ceremony.

Dr. Ahmad Zaafan, a pharmacologist, and Oula Abdul Hamid were married Sunday in the square where they have been camping out since Jan. 28, Gulf News.com reported.

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"I am worried because my parents could not come to attend the party, but happy that all Egyptians and Arabs have witnessed my marriage and we both received blessings and congratulations from all over the world," Zaafan told the Web site.

Hamid said she could not have chosen a better venue for the wedding ceremony.

"I am very happy about the idea of tying the wedding knot in this holy square, which is witnessing the rebirth of our nation," she said.

Zaafan and Hamid are members of the Creator of Future, a non-profit organization founded by the Dr. Amr Khaled Group, which organizes various agricultural, education and social projects.

Khaled is a Muslim television preacher who rejects extremism and says he wants Arab Muslims to live in peaceful co-existence with the West.

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