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Google Inc. executive Wael Ghonim addresses a mass crowd inside Tahrir Square in Cairo February 8, 2011. Ghonim was held for almost two weeks, during which he said state security kept him blindfolded. Activists say that Ghonim was behind a Facebook group that helped to inspire the protests. (Dylan Martinez/Reuters/Dylan Martinez/Reuters)
Google Inc. executive Wael Ghonim addresses a mass crowd inside Tahrir Square in Cairo February 8, 2011. Ghonim was held for almost two weeks, during which he said state security kept him blindfolded. Activists say that Ghonim was behind a Facebook group that helped to inspire the protests. (Dylan Martinez/Reuters/Dylan Martinez/Reuters)

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