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Egypt demolishes Mubarak’s party headquarters

The Egyptian government ordered the demolition of the National Democratic Party’s headquarters in the center of Cairo, despite criticism as the building is considered part of Egypt’s architectural history.
An Egyptian worker is seen during the demolition of the headquarters of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's political party National Democratic Party (NDP) in Cairo, Egypt, June 1, 2015. Egypt began demolishing on Sunday the building that had housed the headquarters of former President Hosni Mubarak's political party, a symbol of decades of iron-fisted rule. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh - RTR4YC91

Less than two weeks ago, bulldozers and jackhammers started demolishing the headquarters of the now dissolved National Democratic Party (NDP).

It was set ablaze on Jan. 28, 2011, during the mass protests that ousted President Hosni Mubarak, but it survived the fire. For some, the charred building symbolized the imminent fate of the autocratic regime, while for others it represented chaos and mob rule.

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