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Google: Exec held in Egypt protests has been freed

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In this undated photo provided by Google Inc., Wael Ghoneim, a Google Inc. marketing manager, is shown. An Egyptian businessman says Ghoneim, held in anti-government protests, will go free Monday, Feb. 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Google Inc.) In this undated photo provided by Google Inc., Wael Ghoneim, a Google Inc. marketing manager, is shown. An Egyptian businessman says Ghoneim, held in anti-government protests, will go free Monday, Feb. 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Google Inc.)

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (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 Ghoneim. The statement says officials felt a "huge relief" when hearing of Ghoneim's release and that they wished him and his family well.

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

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

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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