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Egyptian President Returns Home


Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has returned home, three weeks after undergoing gallbladder surgery in a German hospital.

The 81-year-old leader arrived at an airport in Sharm el-Sheikh Saturday, and was greeted by senior government officials.

Authorities said Mr. Mubarak resumes his presidential duties upon his return to Egypt.

President Mubarak temporarily handed over power to Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif before undergoing surgery in Heidelberg, Germany on March 6. Doctors removed his gall bladder and a growth in his small intestine.

He has served as Egypt's president for more than two decades.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.

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