Egypt: "Friday of Deliverance"

  Protesters marched on the presidential palace in Cairo's Heliopolis district on Friday, a day that some are calling the, "Friday of Deliverance." Across Egypt, anti-government protests took to the streets in marches, calling for the "demands of the revolution." The demonstrators are calling for the dismissal of the current government, dissolution of the Shura Council, an independent judiciary, as well as other demands. As night fell over Egypt, violence again spilled into the streets leaving a climbing death count and adding to the more than 1,000 people injured. To read more about today's events, read Betsy Hiel's coverage in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

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Justin Merriman, an award-winning photojournalist with the Tribune-Review, has spent more than a decade traveling the world to cover politics, wars, natural disasters and civil unrest. His work has appeared in leading national and international publications and he has received numerous top journalism awards. After covering the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks – including the crash of United Flight 93 in Shanksville – Merriman committed to chronicling the U.S. military and its War on Terror. He has followed this story across the US and into the war zones of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq. He also has covered life in Fidel Castro’s Cuba in 2002, India’s efforts to eradicate polio, the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Cuba in 2012, and in 2013, traveled to Egypt to cover the anniversary of the revolution and to Rome to document the conclave that elected Pope Francis. Merriman graduated from the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg in 2000 with a degree in English Writing. In 2009, the university awarded him its prestigious Alumnus of Distinction award. Merriman lives in Oakmont with his fiancĂ©, Stephanie Strasburg.

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