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Egyptian protests continue

More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday.


Tara Todras-Whitehill - Associated Press

Anti-government protesters pray, as others demonstrate in Tahrir, or Liberation Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city’s main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power.


They sang nationalist songs, danced, beat drums and chanted the
anti-Mubarak slogan “Leave! Leave! Leave!” as military helicopters
buzzed overhead.

Associated Press

Lefteris Pitarakis - Associated Press

Demonstrators carry a huge flag in Tahrir, or Liberation, Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city’s main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power


Associated Press/Egyptian television

In this image from Egyptian state television aired Tuesday evening Feb 1 2011, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak makes what has been billed as an important speech. 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.


Khalil Hamra - Associated Press

A protester waves an Egyptian flag after he climbed on a lamppost during a demonstration in Tahrir square in downtown Cairo, Egypt, at dusk, Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011.


Lefteris Pitarakis - Associated Press

Soldiers surround an unidentified Muslim cleric, center in white, in Tahrir, or Liberation, Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city’s main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power.


Every protester had their own story of why they came - with a shared
theme of frustration with a life pinned in by corruption, low wages,
crushed opportunities and abuse by authorities.

Associated Press

Emilio Morenatti - Associated Press

Egyptian police are halted at a checkpoint set up by one of the many neighborhood watch groups of men armed with metal bars and sticks on a bridge in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Jan. 31, 2011. A coalition of opposition groups called for a million people to take to Cairo’s streets Tuesday to demand the removal of President Hosni Mubarak.


Ben Curtis - Associated Press

An anti-government protester wears facepaint in the colors of the Egyptian flag during the continuing demonstration in Tahrir square in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city’s main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power


Tara Todras-Whitehill - Associated press

Anti-government protesters demonstrate as night falls in Tahrir, or Liberation Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city’s main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power


“We could never say no to Mubarak when we were young, but our young
people today proved that they can say no, and I’m here to support them,”
said Yusra Mahmoud, a 46-year-old school principal who said she had been
sleeping in the square alongside other protesters for the past two
nights.

, Associated press

Victoria Hazou - Associated Press

A demonstrator holds posters in Tahrir, or Liberation, Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city’s main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power.


Victoria Hazou - Associated Press

Young girls wave Egyptian flags atop an armored vehicle just outside Tahrir or Liberation Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city’s main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power.


Emilio Morenatti - Associated Press

Anti-government protesters shout slogans as they march toward Tahrir or Liberation Square in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city’s main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power.


Tara Todras-Whitehill - Associated press

A woman holds a flower in Tahrir, or Liberation, Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city’s main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power.


Emilio Morenatti - Associated press

Anti-government protesters shout slogans as they march toward the Tahrir square in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. Egyptian authorities battled to save President Hosni Mubarak’s regime with a series of concessions and promises to protesters, but realities on the streets of Cairo may be outrunning his capacity for change.


Ben Curtis - Associated Press

A young girl standing on a relative’s shoulders leads chants against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak during the continuing demonstration in Tahrir square in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city’s main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power.


- Associated Press

Egyptian camel driver Gamal, 54, waits for tourists near the pyramids, in Giza, Egypt, Monday, Jan. 31, 2011. The pyramids are closed to tourists. A coalition of opposition groups called for a million people to take to Cairo’s streets Tuesday to demand the removal of President Hosni Mubarak.

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