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Egyptians honour activist whose death sparked revolt

Khaled Said was beaten to death outside an Internet cafe a year ago by two police officers

Egyptians honour activist whose death sparked revolt
Egyptian protesters gather on Cairo's landmark Qasr al-Nil bridge on June 6, 2011 to mark the first anniversary of the death of Khaled Said (portraits). The 28-year-old man was beaten to death by two undercover police officers on an Alexandria street and a year later, Egypt's interior minister has ordered an investigation into the case (AFP/Getty Images)
Egyptians honour activist whose death sparked revolt
An Egyptian man holds up portraits of Tunisia's Mohamed Bouazizi (R) and Egypt's Khaled Said during a rally outside the Interior Ministry in central Cairo on June 6, 2011, to mark the first anniversary of the death of Said, a youth who died following police questioning before the revolution in 2010 in the most high profile case to have dominated headlines and sparked demonstrations in Egypt (AFP/Getty Images)
Egyptians honour activist whose death sparked revolt
An Egyptian man holds a placard with the Arabic slogan '(former president Hosni) Mubarak and (former interior minister Habib) Al Adli, should be hung' during rally on Cairo's landmark Qasr al-Nil bridge on June 6, 2011 to mark the first anniversary of the death of Khaled Said (AFP/Getty Images)
Egyptians honour activist whose death sparked revolt
Egyptian protesters gather on Cairo's landmark Qasr al-Nil bridge on June 6, 2011 to mark the first anniversary of the death of Khaled Said. Pictures of the 28-year-old's battered face and body quickly spread via the Internet, sparking public anger in Egyptian cities that grew into the revolt that eventually toppled President Hosni Mubarak on February 11 (AFP/Getty Images/ Text: Reuters)
Egyptians honour activist whose death sparked revolt
An Egyptian woman shouts slogans on June 6, 2011 during a rally in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria on the first anniversary of the death of Khaled Said. Said posted a video that he said showed two policemen sharing the spoils of a drug bust. Witnesses say the policemen dragged Said out of an Internet cafe and beat him to death. Authorities said Said choked on illegal drugs he had swallowed (AFP/Getty Images)
Egyptians honour activist whose death sparked revolt
The mother of Egyptian Khaled Said, who was allegedly tortured and killed by policemen in 2010, visits his grave in the port city of Alexandria on June 6, 2011 on the first anniversary of his death. Said has since his death become a symbol for rights activists against police brutality, for which Egypt has been criticised at home and abroad (AFP/Getty Images)