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‘Tweet as if you're in the 1950s’ trends in Egypt as many pine for monarch

King Farouk, who took the throne in 1936, was overthrown in the Egyptian Revolution of 1952

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A new hashtag calling for Twitter users to tweet as if they are in the 1950s has made it to the top of Egypt's Twitter charts.

The hashtag "Tweet as if you're in the 1950s," which was first used by a user reminiscing about the days of the monarchy, has been used by thousands of other Egyptian tweeps this month.

“I’m begging King Farouk not to leave Egypt to the army,” one Egyptian Twitter user wrote. Another user wrote: “Long live King Farouk,” while another posted: “Thank you very much our president, King Faoruk.”

King Farouk, who took the throne in 1936, was overthrown in the Egyptian Revolution of 1952. He died in exile in Italy.

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