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Pro-Mubarak demonstrators call for stability


CAIRO (AP) -- Thousands of Egyptians have gathered on an upscale Cairo boulevard to cheer on President Hosni Mubarak in the first mass counter-demonstration after more than a week of calls for him to resign.

The mood is angry and defiant but the protest has been mostly peaceful. It's a contrast to the scene in Cairo's main square, where hundreds of young pro-government supporters have attacked crowds of thousands demanding his ouster.

Men in designer sunglasses and women with expensive hairdos have joined government employees, including a few dozen nurses in white dresses and stockings who jumped and chanted, "We love you Mubarak!"

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