Egypt's Christians, Muslims Unite in Prayer

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Hundreds of Muslim and Christian demonstators united in prayer in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Sunday, joining hands against the regime of President Hosni Mubarak.
    
The inter-faith group held public prayer services for those who have been killed during the uprising in Cairo. Christians formed a protective barrier around their Muslim countrymen as they prayed - a favor the Muslims later returned.

"In the name of Jesus and Muhammed, we unify our ranks," the Rev. Ihab al-Kharat told the crowd in his sermon.

"We will keep protesting until the fall of the tyranny," he said.
    
Muslims held up the Quran and Christians held up a cross as they chanted, "one hand." Some of the worshippers broke down and cried as the group sang.

"We are trying to tell the whole world that Egypt is one people," said one Christian protestor. "There is no Christians or Muslims. We are all united against this dictator -- to get rid of him."

Meanwhile, attacks on Christians in the country have continued.  On Saturday, radical Muslims detonated a bomb in an empty church building in northern Egypt.  No one was injured in the incident.

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