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January 29, 2011
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Demonstrators gather in support of the Egyptian protests, outside the Egyptian embassy in London, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011. After years of simmering discontent in Egypt, where protests are generally limited, Egyptians were emboldened to take to the streets by the uprising in Tunisia - another North African Arab nation.

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Demonstrators protest outside the Egyptian embassy in London, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011. A massive crowd of tens of thousands calling for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak was gathering in the streets and squares of downtown Cairo Saturday afternoon, with protesters making clear they reject promises of reform and a new government offered by the embattled leader trying to hang on to power.

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An anti-government protester cries out after seeing the body of another who was shot by police moments before, in Tahrir square in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011. Thousands of anti-government protesters returned to Cairo’s central Tahrir Square, chanting slogans against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and demanding his departure.

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Egyptian anti-government protesters carry on their shoulders an Egyptian army officer who joined them in their protest in Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011. Thousands of anti-government protesters have returned to Cairo’s central Tahrir Square, chanting slogans against Hosni Mubarak just hours after the Egyptian president fired his Cabinet but refused to step down.

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An Egyptian Army soldier guards the Egyptian Museum, with the Cairo Tower seen behind, at night in Tahrir square in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011. Thousands of anti-government protesters returned to Cairo’s central Tahrir Square, chanting slogans against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and demanding his departure.

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Egyptian anti-government protesters standing atop an Egyptian army tank offer their prayers during a protest in Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011.

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Egyptian protesters chant anti-government slogans, in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011. Saying Egypt’s president must go, thousands defied the government’s curfew and filled the streets and squares of downtown Cairo Saturday in a resounding rejection of the longtime leader’s attempt to hang onto power with promises of reform and a new government.

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An Egyptian anti-government protester throws a traffic cone into a burning car in front of a burning police station near the pyramids, in Giza, Egypt, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011. The pyramids on the outskirts of Cairo - Egypt’s premier tourist site - were closed by the military to tourists.

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Demonstrators, holding signs and chanting in front of the Egyptian embassy in Washington Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, demand that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak step down. In Egypt thousands of protesters have thrown the country’s 30-year-old regime into tumult.

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A police officer is reflected in a window next to the offical Egyptian Embassy sign that has the word ‘ Freedom’ written on it by a protestor during a demonstration outside the Egyptian embassy in London, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011. After years of simmering discontent in Egypt, where protests are generally limited, Egyptians were emboldened to take to the streets by the uprising in Tunisia - another North African Arab nation.

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In this image taken from TV, showing Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, right, shaking the hand of Omar Suleiman, who is sworn in as Vice President of Egypt, Saturday Jan. 29. 2011. Naming his vice president in the wake of the biggest challenge ever to his rule by anti-government protesters who have demonstrated through the streets of Cairo over recent days. On screen writing declares that Mubarak swears in Vice President Suleiman.( AP Photo / Egypt State TV) MANDATORY CREDIT - TV OUT - EGYPT OUT

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Protesters throw firebombs at riot police after police shot at protesters accompanying the funeral procession of an anti-government protester killed yesterday, in a street near Tahrir square in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011. Thousands of protesters returned to Cairo’s central Tahrir Square, chanting slogans against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and demanding his departure.

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Egyptian protesters lie on the ground while they are treated for injuries, in a mosque that was used as a make-shift triage clinic, during clashes with anti-riot police in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011. Hundreds of anti-government protesters have returned to Cairo’s central Tahrir Square, chanting slogans against Hosni Mubarak just hours after the Egyptian president fired his Cabinet but refused to step down.

Lefteris Pitarakis photo

Egyptian anti-government protesters pray in front of an Egyptian army tankduring a protest in Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011. Hundreds of anti-government protesters have returned to Cairo’s central Tahrir Square, chanting slogans against Hosni Mubarak just hours after the Egyptian president fired his Cabinet but refused to step down.

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Egyptian army soldiers sit and stand atop their armoured personnel carriers as anti-government protesters gather in Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011.

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Egyptian army soldiers stand atop an armored vehicle as the Cairo Tower is seen in the background, on the Nile river road in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011.

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An Egyptian anti-government protester gestures in front of a burning police station near the pyramids, in Giza, Egypt, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011. The pyramids on the outskirts of Cairo - Egypt’s premiere tourist site - were closed by the military to tourists.