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    Twenty thousand Moslems celebrated the birth of the Prophet Mohamed with a three-hour march through the streets of Cairo in Egypt on Tuesday (1 March).

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    Twenty thousand Moslems celebrated the birth of the Prophet Mohamed with a three-hour march through the streets of Cairo in Egypt on Tuesday (1 March). The parade culminated in a massive religious service in the city's el-Hussein Mosque.

    SYNOPSIS: The marchers represented Islamic societies and associations from all over Egypt. Elsewhere, similar parades were being held throughout the country to mark the birth of the founder of Islam.

    In the Gregorian calendar of the western world, Tuesday was March the first -- but the sacred date. according to the Islamic Hagri Calendar, was the twelfth Rabie Elwal. It's not necessarily an exact date, for Mohamed's birth is shrouded in history. But the prophet who lived in the sixth and seventh century AD, is generally reckoned to have been form about that day. Over the year's it's become the recognised date throughout the Moslem world to celebrate his birthday anniversary.

    Mohamed was born in Mecca, in what is now Saudi Arabia, and the place has since become the Moslem' holy city.

    The religious service at the end of the march was attended by Egyptian Vice-President Hosni Mubarek. The ceremony was led by the Grand Sheikh of Azhar, Sheikh Abdul Halim Mohmoud. Also among the worshippers was Egyptians Prime Minister Mamdouh Salem.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABCMTAR7FWBWO5WQWCS98JJHM5
    Media URN:
    VLVABCMTAR7FWBWO5WQWCS98JJHM5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/03/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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