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4 French journalists released after Cairo arrests

 An Egyptian protester pours water on tear gas during a protest in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. The Egyptian capital Cairo was the scene of vi...

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An Egyptian protester pours water on tear gas during a protest in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. The Egyptian capital Cairo was the scene of vi...

France's Foreign Ministry says Egyptian police arrested four French journalists covering violent unrest in Cairo and later released them.
Ministry spokesman Bernard Valero confirmed French media reports saying that the four _ for daily Le Figaro, weeklies Paris Match and Journal du Dimanche, and photo agency Sipa Press _ were freed.
Valero said he didn't immediately have further details, such as whether the journalists were mistreated while in custody Friday.
Sipa and Le Figaro said earlier that it had lost contact with their journalists after they were arrested.
Thousands of anti-government protesters took to Cairo streets on Friday in a major escalation of days of challenges to President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule.