Egyptian couple marries amid protesters and tanks

Dr. Ahmad Zaafan and Oula Abdul Hamid camp out in Cairo's Tahrir Square for over a week; wedding attended by over 300,000 people.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 7, 2011 13:03
An Egyptian wedding in Tahrir Square

tahrir wedding 311. (photo credit: Yfrog)

Amid hundreds of thousands of protesters and in the shadow of tanks, Dr. Ahmad Zaafan and Oula Abdul Hamid were wed in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Sunday.

The couple had been camping in the square since January 28.

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“I am worried because my parents could not come to attend the party, but happy that all Egyptians and Arabs have witnessed my marriage and we both received blessings and congratulations from all over the world,” Zaafan, a pharmacologist, told Gulf News, a Dubai-based newspaper.

An estimated 300,000 people were in Tahrir Square at the time of the ceremony.

“I am very happy about the idea of tying the wedding knot in this holy square, which is witnessing the rebirth of our nation,” Abdul Hamid said.

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