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 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, the 2013 conclave and election of Pope Francis in Rome, the second anniversary of Egypt's revolution and subsequent unrest, and most recently, Russia's invasion of Crimea and the international crisis that unfolded in Ukraine. Merriman lives in Oakmont with his fiancé, Stephanie Strasburg.

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