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In Egypt, reactions to the death of Middle East reporter Anthony Shadid

For years, Anthony Shadid called Cairo home. Egyptian activists and journalists react to his death on Twitter.
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A group of journalists, including Tyler Hicks (2nd from right) who was on assignment with Anthony Shadid when he died in Syria Thursday and carried his body out of the country, are pictured March 11, 2011 in Ras Lanuf, Libya, during a pause in the fighting. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) (John Moore/AFP/Getty Images)

Like much of the rest of the world, Egypt awoke on Friday morning to the tragic news that long-time Middle East-based reporter, Anthony Shadid, had died while on assignment for the New York Times in Syria. 

Shadid, one of the world's most admired and respected journalists, covered a myriad of conflicts across the region for over a decade, but for years he called the Egyptian capital, Cairo, home. 

Read what was one of his latest dispatches from Cairo here.

Journalists, activists, artists and others reacted on Twitter to his untimely death from Egypt. 

Ayman Mohyeldin is the Egyptian, Palestinian and American Cairo-based foreign correspondent for NBC News. 

Hannah Allam is the Cairo bureau chief for McClatchy Newspapers.

Sharif Kouddous is an independent Egyptian-American journalist, working for Democracy Now!

Hossam Bahgat is the director of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), a local human rights organization.

The administrator for the Muslim Brotherhood's official online Twitter feed tweeted a quote from the editor-in-chief of the movement's official website.

Hani Shukrallah is the editor-in-chief of Ahram Online, a web-based Egyptian newspaper.

Ghada Shahbender is a board member for the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights

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