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Egypt celebrates 30 June anniversary with air, naval shows

The day has been declared a national holiday, with public and private-sector employees and banks given the day off

Ahram Online , Thursday 30 Jun 2016
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File Photo: Egypt's army air force celebrations in Cairo during Sinai Liberation Day on April 25, 2016 (Courtesy of the army spokesman's official Facebook page)
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The Egyptian army began celebrating Thursday morning the third anniversary of 30 June 2013 revolution with air and naval shows, the country's state news agency MENA reported.

Air shows will take place in the greater Cairo area, while naval shows will be held on the shores of Mediterranean Sea in Alexandria.

The army's marching bands will celebrate the occasion by playing national songs in major squares across the country and souvenirs and flags will be handed out to celebrating crowds.

All museums will admit locals and foreigners free of charge for the day.

Thursday was been declared a national holiday, with public and private-sector employees and banks given the day off.

On 30 June 2013, millions of citizens took to the streets to protest the rule of Morsi, who was elected one year earlier.

Morsi was removed from office on 3 July before facing trial on various charges and has been incarcerated ever since.

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