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Reporter Beaten, Sexually Assaulted

“60 Minutes” correspondent Lara Logan is shown last week covering the reaction in Cairo's Tahrir Square the day Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down. CBS News says Logan was attacked Friday, and suffered a brutal beating and sexual assault before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers. She is recovering in a U.S. hospital. Logan, CBS News' chief foreign affairs correspondent, is one of at least 140 correspondents who have been injured or killed since Jan. 30 while covering the unrest in Egypt, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. Story here. (AP Photo/CBS News)

Question: Do you appreciate the courage that goes into gathering news in some of the world's hot spots after hearing of the pain and suffering suffering by CBS' correspondent Lara Logan?

Egypt Thugs Beat Anderson Cooper

CNN's Anderson Cooper and his camera crew were attacked and repeatedly punched by pro-government forces near Tahrir Square in Cairo today. “My team were set upon by the crowd,” Cooper said on CNN this morning via telephone from the safety of a hotel balcony. “There was no rhyme or reason to it—it was just people looking for a fight, looking to make a point, and punching us.” According to a Twitter post from George Hale, the English editor of the Ma'an news agency, who cited a CNN “manager,” Cooper was punched “10 times in the head”/Gawker. More here.

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Mubarak To Step Down This Fall

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said on Tuesday he would not leave Egypt although he would step down from the presidency at the end of his term, due to end when the country holds a presidential election in September. Mubarak has faced a week of public and international pressure to step down from the role he has held for 30 years, culminating in a day when a quarter-million people turned in the largest protest yet to demand his ouster. (AP Photo/Egyptian state television via APTN)

Question: Can you figure out what's happening in Egypt?

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