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Egyptians protest in Athens

About 100 Egyptians protested outside their country?s embassy in Athens on Friday as thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Cairo to demand the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, who has ruled for the last three decades.

?Down with the regime of oppression,? ?Egypt equals liberty? and ?We?re here to say goodbye to Mubarak? chanted the Egyptians in Athens in Arabic and English, according to the Agence France-Presse.

Meanwhile, an Egypt Air passenger jet was force to make an unscheduled landing at Athens International Airport after a note suggesting a bomb was on board was found on the airplane.

All 251 passengers were safely evacuated from the aircraft, which was flying to London?s Gatwick Airport from Cairo. The pilot requested to land shortly before 9 p.m. local time after a piece of paper containing the word ?bomb? was discovered.