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CAIRO – Anatolia news agency

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President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (R) shakes hands with supporters upon his arrival for a visit to al-Hussein mosque in Cairo on February 5, 2013. Ahmadinejad held talks in Cairo on the divisive issue of Syria's war, as he kicked off the first visit to Egypt by an Iranian president since 1979. AFP PHOTO

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (R) shakes hands with supporters upon his arrival for a visit to al-Hussein mosque in Cairo on February 5, 2013. Ahmadinejad held talks in Cairo on the divisive issue of Syria's war, as he kicked off the first visit to Egypt by an Iranian president since 1979. AFP PHOTO

A young Syrian man protested the president of Iran, Mahmud Ahmadinejad, by throwing a shoe at him in Egypt’s capital Cairo, Anatolia news agency has reported. 

Ahmadinejad, who is currently visiting Egypt to attend the 12th summit meeting of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC), was heading al-Hussein mosque for prayers when a youth in the crowd that had gathered around the mosque to greet the Iranian leader threw a shoe and shouted, “You killed our brothers.”  

Anatolia news agency reported that the shoe missed Ahmadinejad and hit one of his bodyguards instead. The young Syrian was arrested by Egyptian police, the report said. 

February/06/2013

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