Bahraini women wait outside a hospital in Manama, Bahrain, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, where victims of the confrontation between anti-government protestors and riot police were being treated. Armed patrols prowled neighborhoods and tanks appeared in the streets for the first time after riot police with tear gas and clubs drove protesters from a main square where they had demanded sweeping political change.
Hussein Malla photo
An Egyptian reads a newspaper as he sits at a deserted coffee shop which is usually full of tourists in the Khan el-Khalil area of Cairo, Egypt, Thursday Feb. 17, 2011. Mubarak’s departure set off a chain reaction around the Middle East, with anti-government demonstrations reported in Libya, Bahrain, Jordan and Yemen.