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From left, graduate students Dina El-Zanfaly, Amira Hussein and Lamia Youseff watch the events in Egypt Thursday. (Bianca Vazquez Toness/WBUR)
From left, graduate students Dina El-Zanfaly, Amira Hussein and Lamia Youseff watch the events in Egypt Thursday. (Bianca Vazquez Toness/WBUR)

As events unfold in Egypt, many of the estimated 4,000 Egyptians in Massachusetts are following the news closely.

A handful of them gathered Thursday at Andala Cafe in Cambridge's Central Square — huddled over laptops with CNN, Al Jazeera and Facebook on the screens — to watch what they had expected to be Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's resignation speech.

WBUR's Bianca Vazquez Toness was there, and she speaks with WBUR's All Things Considered host Sacha Pfeiffer about the mood and thoughts of the crowd.

This program aired on February 10, 2011.

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