Egyptian president gears up energy saving effort

June 13, 2014 8:23 PM

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In a populist gesture, Egypt's new president, Abdel Fattah Sisi, took to the streets Friday to urge fellow Egyptians to save energy by biking.

Sisi, who assumed office on Sunday, participated in an early-morning cycling event on the outskirts of Cairo. Wearing sporting gear and cycling gloves, he led a group of bicyclists that included Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb, the ministers of defense and interior and several media personalities.

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