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Augustana band group, including west central Minnesota students, get out of chaotic Egypt

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Augustana College officials confirmed Monday that everyone on the Augustana Band's Egyptian tour had been able to leave the country.

Seventy-one members of the Augustana Band, along with 19 faculty, staff and friends, have been in Egypt since early January on a 25-day, five-concert tour of the country.

Anti-government pro-tests that arose last week caused the band to cancel its final concert on Friday night and move to a hotel that was far away from the protests.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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