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Tue 22 Feb 2011 09:46 AM

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UK prime minister arrives in Egypt to urge democracy

David Cameron makes an unannounced visit to Cairo amid escalating tension in the Middle East

UK prime minister arrives in Egypt to urge democracy
Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik meets with his British counterpart David Cameron (R) in Cairo on February 21, 2011 (Getty Images)
UK prime minister arrives in Egypt to urge democracy
Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik wait to greet his British counterpart David Cameron in Cairo (Getty Images)
UK prime minister arrives in Egypt to urge democracy
“We want them to complete this transition,” Cameron told reporters in Cairo after talks with the military and opposition figures (Getty Images)
UK prime minister arrives in Egypt to urge democracy
Cameron’s visit to Egypt was the first by a Western leader since Mubarak fell on Feb 11 (Getty Images)
UK prime minister arrives in Egypt to urge democracy
“The more you let opposition members into the government, the more you can take your time over elections,” Cameron said (Getty Images)
UK prime minister arrives in Egypt to urge democracy
The prime minister said the opposition leaders he met were “genuinely inspiring. These are people who’ve risked a huge amount for what they believe in (Getty Images)