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Posted: June 11, 2014 at 4:59 a.m.

In this Sunday, June 8, 2014 photo, anti-sexual harassment graffiti has been painted on a wall near Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian police on Monday arrested seven men for sexually assaulting a 19-year-old student during celebrations marking the inauguration of the country's new president in Cairo's central Tahrir Square the day before, security officials said. Sexual harassment has been one of Egypt enduring social ills, prompting authorities last week to issue a decree declaring it a crime punishable by up to five years in prison. Arabic reads, "against harassment."
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In this Sunday, June 8, 2014 photo, anti-sexual harassment graffiti has been painted on a wall near Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian police on Monday arrested seven men for sexually assaulting a 19-year-old student during celebrations marking the inauguration of the country's new president in Cairo's central Tahrir Square the day before, security officials said. Sexual harassment has been one of Egypt enduring social ills, prompting authorities last week to issue a decree declaring it a crime punishable by up to five years in prison. Arabic reads, "against harassment."

Shaken Egypt enacts new sex-crime law CAIRO -- Egypt's new president ordered a crackdown on sexual harassment Tuesday after a string of assaults against women who were celebrating his inauguration.

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