What we are reading - March 19, 2012

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Arab Awakening
21 March 2012

Tunisians Celebrate Independence Day in the Thousands Tunisia Live, Sana Ajm

Several thousand Tunisians gathered on Habib Bourguiba avenue today to celebrate Tunisia’s 56th independence day. Parents brought children, politicians came out to greet supporters and political groups rallied their messages up and down the avenue.

Top Muslim sheikhs offer condolences for pope Egypt Independent

Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyeb and Mohamed Badie, supreme guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, on Wednesday visited the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral to offer their condolences for the death of Pope Shenouda III, pope of Alexandria and patriarch of the Saint Mark See.

Egypt's Brotherhood to discuss presidential choice Friday Al Ahram, Ahmed Eleiba

The Muslim Brotherhood Guidance Office will meet Friday to discuss potential presidential candidates, a senior member has told Ahram Online.

Teachers gather at Riad al-Solh to demand pay, benefits The Daily Star

A few hundred teachers from all over Lebanon gathered at Riad al-Solh Square Wednesday afternoon to protest pressing issues plaguing the education community.

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