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Egypt lifts travel on US pro-democracy workers

CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian officials say a travel ban on seven Americans employed by pro-democracy U.S. groups has been lifted.

The decision Wednesday appeared to signal the end of the worst crisis in relations between Egypt and the U.S. in 30 years.

The seven are among 16 Americans who are on trial along with 27 others for using illegally obtained funds to foment unrest in Egypt and incite protests against the nation's military rulers. The trial opened on Sunday and adjourned until April 26.

None of the 16 Americans were in court on Sunday. Only the seven affected by the travel ban are still in Egypt.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the case.

U.S. officials, furious over the case, have threatened to cut off aid.

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