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Google: Exec Held In Egypt Protests Has Been Freed

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, California (AP) - Google Inc. says its marketing manager has been released in Egypt after being detained during anti-government protests two weeks ago.

Google released a statement Monday confirming the release of Wael Ghonim. The statement says officials felt a "huge relief" when hearing of Ghonim's release and that they wished him and his family well.

The Mountain View, California-based company gave no other details.

Ghonim was reported missing on Jan. 27 after taking part in demonstrations against President Hosni Mubarak.