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Some Egyptians Say Mubarak Still a Hero

On the anniversary of Egypt's 1973 military victory in the Sinai Peninsula, supporters of then-General Hosni Mubarak celebrate outside the hospital where he resides. The ousted president is set to stand trial again next month for the deaths of hundreds of protesters in 2011, but supporters say he remains an Egyptian hero.
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Ousted President Hosni Mubarak waves to supporters outside the hospital where he is being treated while he awaits his final retrial for the deaths of hundreds of protesters during the 2011 uprising, Cairo, Oct. 6, 2015. (H.Elrasam/VOA)
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Ousted President Hosni Mubarak waves to supporters outside the hospital where he is being treated while he awaits his final retrial for the deaths of hundreds of protesters during the 2011 uprising, Cairo, Oct. 6, 2015. (H.Elrasam/VOA)

On the anniversary of Egypt's 1973 military victory in the Sinai Peninsula, supporters of then-General Hosni Mubarak celebrate outside the hospital where he is being treated. The ousted president is set to stand trial again next month, Cairo, Oct. 6, 2015.
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On the anniversary of Egypt's 1973 military victory in the Sinai Peninsula, supporters of then-General Hosni Mubarak celebrate outside the hospital where he is being treated. The ousted president is set to stand trial again next month, Cairo, Oct. 6, 2015.

Then-General Hosni Mubarak was a leader in the military offensive that mostly expelled Israel from the Sinai Peninsula in 1973, Cairo, Oct. 6, 2015. (H. El Rasam/VOA)
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Then-General Hosni Mubarak was a leader in the military offensive that mostly expelled Israel from the Sinai Peninsula in 1973, Cairo, Oct. 6, 2015. (H. El Rasam/VOA)

A woman sits outside the hospital where Mubark is being treated. She holds a sign saying “Mubarak is innocent,” Cairo, Oct. 6, 2015. (H. El Rasam/VOA)
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A woman sits outside the hospital where Mubark is being treated. She holds a sign saying “Mubarak is innocent,” Cairo, Oct. 6, 2015. (H. El Rasam/VOA)

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