January 28, 2011 in Nation/World
Lefteris Pitarakis photo

An Egyptian protester flashes the V-sign as riot police use water canon against protesters in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. Egyptian anti-government activists clashed with police for a second day Wednesday in defiance of an official ban on any protests but beefed up police forces on the streets quickly moved in and used tear gas and beatings to disperse demonstrations.

Victoria Hazou photo

An Egyptian protester reacts as he faces riot police in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters poured into the streets of Egypt Friday, stoning and confronting police who fired back with rubber bullets and tear gas in the most violent and chaotic scenes yet in the challenge to President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule.

Amr Nabil photo

An elderly Egyptian man walks past anti-riot policemen over a bridge in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. Egyptian activists protested for a fourth day as social networking sites called for a mass rally in the capital Cairo after Friday prayers, keeping up the momentum of the country’s largest anti-government protests in years.

Khalil Hamra photo

Egyptian anti-government activists chant slogans as they confront riot police during a protest on the May 15 bridge in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters poured into the streets of Egypt Friday, stoning and confronting police who fired back with rubber bullets and tear gas in the most violent and chaotic scenes yet in the challenge to President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule.

Ben Curtis photo

Egyptian anti-government activists run for a cover from the tear gaz during clashes with the riot- police in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. Egyptian activists protested for a fourth day as social networking sites called for a mass rally in the capital Cairo after Friday prayers, keeping up the momentum of the country’s largest anti-government protests in years.

Lefteris Pitarakis photo

An Egyptian anti-government activist kisses a riot police officer following clashes in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters poured into the streets of Egypt Friday, stoning and confronting police who fired back with rubber bullets and tear gas in the most violent and chaotic scenes yet in the challenge to President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule.

Ben Curtis photo

Egyptian anti-government activists are seen atop police trucks during clashes with police in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters poured into the streets of Egypt Friday, stoning and confronting police who fired back with rubber bullets and tear gas in the most violent and chaotic scenes yet in the challenge to President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule.

Ahmed Ali photo

Egyptian protesters flee past a burning vehicle in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. The Egyptian capital Cairo was the scene of violent chaos Friday, when tens of thousands of anti-government protesters stoned and confronted police, who fired back with rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons. It was a major escalation in what was already the biggest challenge to authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak’s 30 year-rule.

Lefteris Pitarakis photo

An Egyptian woman flees as Egyptian anti-riot policemen clash with protesters in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. The Egyptian capital Cairo was the scene of violent chaos Friday, when tens of thousands of anti-government protesters stoned and confronted police, who fired back with rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons.

Ahmed Ali photo

A Egyptian protesters shout in front of anti-riot policemen who block a bridge in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. The Egyptian capital Cairo was the scene of violent chaos Friday, when tens of thousands of anti-government protesters stoned and confronted police, who fired back with rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons. It was a major escalation in what was already the biggest challenge to authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak’s 30 year-rule.

Lefteris Pitarakis photo

An Egyptian protesters prays in front of anti-riot police in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. Egyptian activists protested for a fourth day as social networking sites called for a mass rally in the capital Cairo after Friday prayers, keeping up the momentum of the country’s largest anti-government protests in years.

Tara Todras-whitehill photo

Anti-government protestors gather outside the ruling National Democratic Party headquarters, as it is engulfed by flames in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters poured into the streets of Egypt Friday, stoning and confronting police who fired back with rubber bullets and tear gas in the most violent and chaotic scenes yet in the challenge to President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule.

Lefteris Pitarakis photo

Anti-government protesters surround and stand atop an Egyptian army armoured personnel carrier, near the Tahrir Square, in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. Egyptian activists protested for a fourth day as social networking sites called for a mass rally in the capital Cairo after Friday prayers, keeping up the momentum of the country’s largest anti-government protests in years.

Ben Curtis photo

An Egyptian Army soldier riding in an armored personnel carrier is surrounded by anti-government protesters near Tahrir square in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011.

Lefteris Pitarakis photo

An Egyptian soldier tries to calm down anti-government protesters, one which had climbed atop his armoured personnel carrier, near Tahrir Square, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. Egyptian activists protested for a fourth day as social networking sites called for a mass rally in the capital Cairo after Friday prayers, keeping up the momentum of the country’s largest anti-government protests in years.

Lefteris Pitarakis photo

An anti-government protester throws a radiator taken from a looted building into a fire near Tahrir Square, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. Egyptian activists protested for a fourth day as social networking sites called for a mass rally in the capital Cairo after Friday prayers, keeping up the momentum of the country’s largest anti-government protests in years.

Ben Curtis photo

Fires burn in the National Democratic Party ruling party headquarters, after it was set alight by anti-government protesters, in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011.

Ben Curtis photo

Anti-government protesters roam next to burning buildings and a police truck on fire at night on the Corniche, an area of the city taken over by anti-government protesters, in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011.

Ben Curtis photo

An injured anti-government protester is tended to by others near Tahrir square in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011.

Ben Curtis photo

Fires from burning buildings are seen at night on the Corniche, an area of the city taken over by anti-government protesters, in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011.

Ahmed Ali photo

Egyptian protesters pray at the middle of a bridge in Cairo in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. The Egyptian capital Cairo was the scene of violent chaos Friday, when tens of thousands of anti-government protesters stoned and confronted police, who fired back with rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons. It was a major escalation in what was already the biggest challenge to authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak’s 30 year-rule.

Lefteris Pitarakis photo

An anti-government protester is backdropped by a fire set up by protesters near the Tahrir Square, in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. Egyptian activists protested for a fourth day as social networking sites called for a mass rally in the capital Cairo after Friday prayers, keeping up the momentum of the country’s largest anti-government protests in years.