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01-28-2011, 12:10 PM
Earlier, an article on clashes on that bridge in Cairo, headlined, "20,000 protesters Take Over Qasr al-Nil Bridge," began: At least 20,000 protesters take over Qasr al-Nil Bridge, connecting Giza to Tahrir Square in downtown Cario.


Police fired hundreds of tear gas canisters which protesters picked up and threw them back at police and into the Nile. Crowds cheered and sang the Tunisian national anthem, drawing inspiration from the popular Tunisian uprising that ousted former President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali earlier this month.

Some armored vehicles drove into crowds of protesters, appearing to run them over.

Iranian Media Hail ‘Revolution’ in Iran's Rival, Egypt

Arab world are generally reporting cautiously on the protests rocking Egypt following the shakeup in Tunisia, but those in Iran are giving the turmoil prominent, almost gleeful, coverage.

Sunni Egypt, viewed as the leader of the Arab world, and Shi’ite Iran are longstanding rivals.

Iranian outlets, especially those linked to the government and establishment, are using terms like “revolution” and “uprising” to describe the protests, painting the demonstrators as heroic and giving headline treatment to voices predicting the downfall of President Hosni Mubarak.
The Tehran Times, Iran Daily and Resalat newspapers were among those that led their Thursday editions with the Egypt story, using headlines like “Spirit of Tunisia comes to Egypt,” “Egyptians demand end to Mubarak rule” and “Intensification of public protests against Mubarak regime.”

The Tehran Times describes itself as the mouthpiece of the Islamic revolution, Iran Daily is affiliated with the official state IRNA news agency, and Resalat is a conservative daily supportive of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.