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5,000 Egyptians return home from Libya

2011-02-23 08:17:32 GMT2011-02-23 16:17:32(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Egyptians carry their luggage after they fled from Libya through the Salloum land port gate, Egypt, Feb. 22, 2011.(Xinhua/Nasser Nouri)

Egyptians wait with their luggage after they fled from Libya through the Salloum land port gate, Egypt, Feb. 22, 2011.(Xinhua/Nasser Nouri)

Egyptians wait with their luggage after they fled from Libya through the Salloum land port gate, Egypt, Feb. 22, 2011.(Xinhua/Nasser Nouri)

Egyptians wait with their luggage after they fled from Libya through the Salloum land port gate, Egypt, Feb. 22, 2011.(Xinhua/Nasser Nouri)

Egyptians wait with their luggage after they fled from Libya through the Salloum land port gate, Egypt, Feb. 22, 2011.(Xinhua/Nasser Nouri)

Egyptians wait with their luggage after they fled from Libya through the Salloum land port gate, Egypt, Feb. 22, 2011. (Xinhua/Nasser Nouri)

An estimated 5,000 Egyptians have returned home from Libya by land, and about 10,000 more are waiting to cross the Libya-Egypt border, an Egyptian security official said. Egypt says it will send six commercial and two military planes to evacuate its citizens from Libya.

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