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Sean Penn Joins Protest in Egypt

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It's hard to forget how dramatic the Egyptian protests trying to overthrow President Hosni Mubarak were. Now another protest has occurred, and one of Hollywood's finest is getting a piece of the action.

Sean Penn, seen with an Egyptian flag alongside actor Khaled el-Nabawi in Tahrir Square, joined thousands of activists demanding that military rulers speed up the transfer of power to civilians and end emergency laws once used by the president against his opponents, according to Australia's ABC News.

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"The world is inspired by the call for freedom by the courageous revolution of Egypt for its freedom," Penn told Al-Ahram newspaper.

"Clearly that is not a completion overnight, there are still struggles forward, there are constitutional issues, there is a transition of power from the military to the people."

Although Mubarak is no longer in power, citizens are worried his supporters will go into office.

Nabawi said he had invited the Oscar winner to visit Egypt to try and prove that despite the uprising, it is not a place of harm.

"We want to show that Egypt is safe," he said.

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