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Monday, June 2, 2014

Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef ends his show

Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef, who is known as "Egypt's Jon Stewart," speaks during a press conference in Cairo, Egypt, Monday. Youssef said he has canceled his landmark TV show, which broke ground by lambasting its politicians and elites and mocking the pro-military fervor of the past year. Youssef said the atmosphere in the country no longer allows for political satire.