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University Of Colorado Cancels Program In Cairo

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American University of Cairo (credit: CBS)

American University of Cairo (credit: CBS)

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – The University of Colorado has canceled its program at the American University of Cairo because of safety concerns due to the political protests there.

The Boulder Daily Camera reports that Provost Russell Moore made the announcement Tuesday. The Office of International Education is working with the university in Cairo to move the four CU students to a safe location in Europe.

The students were registered for the study-abroad program but hadn’t started classes.

Protests against the Egyptian government started last week after the president of Tunisia was ousted following similar protests.

Click here for in-depth coverage of the chaos in Egypt from CBSNews.com.

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