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Revolution in Egypt

After 18 days, the demands of tens of thousands of anti-government demonstrators were met as Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman announces that Mubarak has stepped down and handed over power to the military. Nearly 300 people have been killed since anti-government protests started up in Egypt three weeks ago.

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Feb. 13: Egyptian army soldiers surround remaining protesters on Tahrir Square as the military tries to help people return to normal life in Cairo, Egypt.

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Feb. 13: Egyptian army soldiers surround remaining protesters on Tahrir Square as the military tries to help people return to normal life in Cairo, Egypt.

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Egypt Barbed Wire

Feb. 12: An Egyptian who did not want the military to remove the razor-wire or barricades at the frontline of the anti-government demonstration, holds the wire with his bare hands as gesture of defiance, in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, Egypt.

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Feb. 12: An Egyptian man paints the Egyptian flag on a girls face at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt.

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Feb. 12: Egyptians break down their makeshift camps in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, Egypt.

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Feb. 11: Egyptians celebrate the news of the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, who handed control of the country to the military, at night in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, Egypt.

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Feb.11: Egyptians celebrate the news of the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, who handed control of the country to the military, at night in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, Egypt.

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Feb.11: Egyptians celebrate the news of the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, who handed control of the country to the military, at night in Tahrir Square.

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Feb.11: Anti-government protesters make traditional Muslim Friday prayers at the continuing demonstration in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Friday.

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Feb.11: Anti-government protesters pray atop an Egyptian APC vehicle during traditional Muslim Friday prayers at the continuing demonstration in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, Egypt.

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Feb.11: Anti-government protesters demonstrate after traditional Muslim Friday prayers at the continuing demonstration in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, Egypt.

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Mubarak Stepping Down

Feb. 10: Thousands pack Cairo's Tahrir Square in anticipation of President Hosni Mubarak's announcement that he will step down.

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Feb. 10: Egyptian lawyers in black robes, right, are stopped by anti-riot police officers, left, as they stream into Cairo's Tahrir Square.

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Feb. 10: Egyptian policemen, in their vehicle, watch protesters as they stream into Cairo's Tahrir Square.

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Feb. 10: Egyptian lawyers in black robes, at right, are stopped by anti-riot police officers, left, as they stream into Cairo's Tahrir Square.

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Feb. 10: The local government headquarters, is set on fire by protesters, claiming delays on requests for housing in Port Said.

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Feb. 9: Egyptian anti-Mubarak protesters camp out next to Army tanks and armored vehicles near Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt. Protesters appear to have settled in for a long standoff, turning Tahrir Square into a makeshift village with tens of thousands coming every day, with some sleeping in tents made of blankets and plastic sheets.

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Egypt 2-9

Feb. 9: Egyptian museum workers stage a protest outside the Supreme Council of Antiquities in the upscale neighborhood of Zamalek in Cairo, Egypt. In an indication of state employee unrest, the museum workers demanded higher wages and criticized the practices of former Minister of Culture Farouq Hosni, and argued with Antiquities Chief Zahi Hawass who came out to address them.

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Egypt 2-9

Feb. 9: Egyptian women and girls hold Egyptian flags as they walk towards Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt. Protesters appear to have settled in for a long standoff, turning Tahrir Square into a makeshift village with tens of thousands coming every day, with some sleeping in tents made of blankets and plastic sheeting.

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Egypt 2-9

Feb. 9: Egyptian protesters wave a giant flag in front of the Egyptian Parliament in Cairo, Egypt. Around 2,000 protesters waved huge flags outside the parliament several blocks from Tahrir Wednesday, where they moved a day earlier in the movement's first expansion out of the square. They chanted slogans demanding the dissolving of the legislature, where almost all the seats are held by the ruling party.

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Egypt 2-9

Feb. 9: Protesters wave Egyptian flags in front of the Egyptian Parliament in Cairo, Egypt. Around 2,000 protesters waved huge flags outside the parliament, located several blocks from Tahrir Square, where they moved a day earlier in the movement's first expansion out of the square. They chanted slogans demanding the dissolving of the legislature, where almost all the seats are held by the ruling party.

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Feb. 8: Thousands of Egyptian anti-Mubarak protesters shout slogans as they take part in a demonstration in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt.

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Feb. 8: An anti-government protester puts up a poster with a caricature of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Tahrir Square, in Cairo, Egypt.

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Feb. 8: A volunteer serves tea to anti-government protesters as they sit in front of an Egyptian army tank in Tahrir Square, in Cairo, Egypt.

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Feb. 8: Anti-government protesters stand among makeshift tents in Tahrir Square, in Cairo, Egypt. Protesters appear to have settled in for a long standoff, turning Tahrir Square into a makeshift village with tens of thousands coming every day, with some sleeping in tents made of blankets and plastic sheeting.

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Feb. 7, 2011: Anti-government protesters pray at dusk at the continuing protest in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, Egypt.

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Feb. 7, 2011: Anti-government protesters pray in front of an army tank and armored personnel carrier at the continuing protest in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, Egypt.

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Feb. 6: A young opposition supporter is seen on the front line near Tahrir Square in Cairo. Demonstrators camped out in Cairo's Tahrir Square, which has become an epicentre for protest, vowed to intensify their battle to oust Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak but the 82-year-old president has said he will stay until September elections because the alternative is chaos.

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Feb. 6: An opposition supporter plays the role of a victim involved in the recent rioting with pro-Mubarak demonstrators, in Tahrir Square in Cairo.

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Feb. 6: An injured opposition supporter is seen in Tahrir Square in Cairo.

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Egypt Protest

Feb. 5: Egyptian anti-Mubarak protesters shout slogans during a demonstration in Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt.

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Egypt Checkpoint

Feb. 5: An Egyptian anti-Mubarak protester sits at a checkpoint outside Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt.

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Egypt Wounded Thrower

Feb. 4: A wounded anti-government protester is carried after brief stone-throwing clashes with pro-government supporters in Talaat Harb square near Tahrir square in downtown Cairo, Egypt.

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Egypt Tahrir Protest

Feb. 4: People demonstrate in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt. The Egyptian military guarded thousands of protesters pouring into Cairo's main square on Friday in an attempt to drive out President Hosni Mubarak after a week and half of pro-democracy demonstrations.

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Egypt Girl Protest

Feb. 4: A young anti-government protester leads a call-and-response of anti-Mubarak chants at the continuing demonstration in Tahrir square in downtown Cairo, Egypt.

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Egypt Protests 2-3 Two

Feb. 3: Anti-government protestors, right, clash with pro-government supporters near Cairo's main square, Egypt.

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Feb. 3: An anti-government protester holds stones during clashes in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt's prime minister apologized for an attack by government supporters on protesters in a surprising show of contrition Thursday, and the government offered more concessions to try to calm the wave of demonstrations demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.

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Feb. 3: Fireworks, thrown by an unknown side, explode above clashes between pro-government supporters and anti-government protesters near the Egyptian Museum in downtown Cairo, Egypt.

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Feb. 3: An Egyptian anti-government protester prays on the ground full with stones during clashes in downtown Cairo, Egypt.

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Feb. 3: Egyptian anti-government protesters set up a barricade during clashes in downtown Cairo, Egypt.

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Feb. 3: A pro-government supporter reacts on a bridge during clashes in Cairo, Egypt. Another bout of heavy gunfire and clashes erupted Thursday around dusk in the Cairo square at the center of Egypt's anti-government chaos, while new looting and arson spread around the capital.

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Feb. 3: Egyptian anti-government protesters throw stones during clashes in downtown Cairo, Egypt.

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Feb. 3: Two foreign photographers take cover as they follow stone throwing clashes between pro- and anti-government protesters in downtown Cairo, Egypt.

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Feb. 2, 2011: Pro-government demonstrators, gathered on the roof of a building, light a firebomb to throw it to anti-government demonstrators below, not seen, during clashes in Tahrir square, the center of anti-government demonstrations, in Cairo, Egypt.

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Feb. 2, 2011: Pro-government demonstrators gathered on the roof of a building throw a firebomb towards anti-government demonstrators below, not seen, during clashes in Tahrir square, the center of anti-government demonstrations, in Cairo, Egypt.

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Feb. 2: Pro-government demonstrators, left, clash with anti-government demonstrators, right, next to the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt. Several thousand supporters of President Hosni Mubarak, including some riding horses and camels and wielding whips, clashed with anti-government protesters Wednesday as Egypt's upheaval took a dangerous new turn.

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Feb. 2: A demonstrator throws a stone as a fire burns during clashes in Cairo's main square, Egypt. Several thousand supporters of President Hosni Mubarak, including some riding horses and camels and wielding whips, clashed with anti-government protesters Wednesday as Egypt's upheaval took a dangerous new turn.

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Feb. 2: A wounded demonstrator leaves Cairo's main square. Several thousand supporters of President Hosni Mubarak, including some riding horses and camels and wielding whips, clashed with anti-government protesters Wednesday as Egypt's upheaval took a dangerous new turn.

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Feb. 2: Demonstrators, one wounded, rush away from Cairo's main square. Several thousand supporters of President Hosni Mubarak, including some riding horses and camels and wielding whips, clashed with anti-government protesters Wednesday as Egypt's upheaval took a dangerous new turn.

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Feb. 2: A wounded protestor is evacuated from Cairo's main square.. Several thousand supporters of President Hosni Mubarak, including some riding horses and camels and wielding whips, clashed with anti-government protesters Wednesday as Egypt's upheaval took a dangerous new turn.

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More Egypt 1

Feb. 2: Stones fly through the air as supporters of President Hosni Mubarak, foreground , fight with anti-Mubarak protesters, rear, standing on army tanks in Cairo, Egypt. Several thousand supporters of Mubarak, including some riding horses and camels and wielding whips, clashed with anti-government protesters Wednesday as Egypt's upheaval took a dangerous new turn.

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Feb. 2: A wounded demonstrator is evacuated from Cairo's main square. Several thousand supporters of President Hosni Mubarak, including some riding horses and camels and wielding whips, clashed with anti-government protesters Wednesday as Egypt's upheaval took a dangerous new turn.

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Feb. 2: Pro-government demonstrators, left, retreat with a wounded man, center, as they clash with anti-government demonstrators, right, next to the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt.

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Feb. 2: Pro-government demonstrators, below, surround a fallen horse and rider, as others, some riding camels and horses and armed with sticks, clash with anti-government demonstrators, above, in Tahrir square, the center of anti-government demonstrations, in Cairo, Egypt.

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Egypt Clashes 2-2

Feb. 2: Anti-government demonstrators and pro-Mubarak supporters attack each other on the streets of Cairo.

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Feb. 2: Anti-government demonstrators and pro-Mubarak supporters clash in the streets of Cairo.

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Feb. 2: Pro-Mubarak supporters and anti-government demonstrators clash in the streets of Cairo.

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Feb. 2: Protests turn violent between anti-government demonstrators and pro-Mubarak supporters.

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Feb. 2: Protests turn violent between anti-government demonstrators and pro-Mubarak supporters.

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Egypt Protests 2-2

Feb. 2: A large pro-government demonstration, front, arrives at Tahrir square, the center of anti-government demonstrations, in Cairo, Egypt.

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Egypt Protests 2-2

Feb. 2: A Muslim sheikh and a Coptic cleric wave an Egyptian flag and a poster for President Mubarak during a march in Cairo, Egypt. Thousands of people marched in support of Mubarak Wednesday morning, hours after he made a defiant speech promising to serve out the last months of his term and "die on Egyptian soil."

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Egypt Protests 2-2

Feb. 2: Pro-Mubarak supporters shout during a rally in Cairo, Egypt. The Egyptian military called Wednesday for an end to more than a week of demonstrations against President Hosni Mubarak, throwing its support behind his embattled regime hours after he defiantly rejected demands to step down immediately and said he would serve out his term in office.

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Egypt Protests 2-2

Feb. 2: Thousands of Egyptians wave Egyptians flags and posters supporting President Mubarak during a march in Cairo, Egypt. Thousands of people marched in support of Mubarak Wednesday morning, hours after he made a defiant speech promising to serve out the last months of his term and "die on Egyptian soil."

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Egypt Protests 2-2

In this Tuesday Feb.1, 2011 photo, tens of thousands of anti-government demonstrators march in Alexandria, Egypt. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak defied a quarter-million protesters demanding he step down immediately, announcing he would serve out the last months of his term and "die on Egyptian soil." He promises not to seek re-election, but that does not calm public fury as clashes erupt between his opponents and supporters. 

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Egypt 2-1

Feb. 1: People gather in Tahrir, or Liberation, Square in Cairo, Egypt. Security officials say authorities have shut down all roads and public transportation to Cairo, where tens of thousands of people are converging to demand the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak after nearly 30 years in power.

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Egypt 2-1

Feb. 1: An elderly Egyptian pro-Mubarak supporter shouts supporting slogans as another kisses his poster during a march in Cairo, Egypt. 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. Arabic poster dating from the 2005 Presidential elections reads "your vote to Mubarak."

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Egypt 2-1

Feb. 1: A woman who fainted during a demonstration is being attended to in a mosque near Tahrir, or Liberation, Square in Cairo, Egypt. Tens of thousands of people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city's main square as a call for a million protesters was answered by the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power.

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Feb. 1: People gather in Tahrir, or Liberation, Square in Cairo, Egypt. Security officials say authorities have shut down all roads and public transportation to Cairo, where tens of thousands of people are converging to demand the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak after nearly 30 years in power. Part of the Egyptian Museum is seen in the foreground.

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Feb. 1: People watch soldiers controlling access near Tahrir, or Liberation, Square in Cairo, Egypt. Security officials say authorities have shut down all roads and public transportation to Cairo, where tens of thousands of people are converging to demand the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak after nearly 30 years in power.

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Feb. 1: An effigy depicting President Hosni Mubarak hangs while perople demonstrate in Tahrir, or Liberation, Square in Cairo, Egypt. Security officials say authorities have shut down all roads and public transportation to Cairo, where tens of thousands of people are converging to demand the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak after nearly 30 years in power.

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Feb. 1: The crowd gathers in Tahrir, or Liberation, Square in Cairo, Egypt. Tens of thousands of people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city's main square as a call for a million protesters was answered by the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power.

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Jan. 31: A man identified only as Fathi, wearing the uniform of a captain in the Egyptian army, is carried by demonstrators on Tahrir, or Liberation Square, in Cairo, Egypt.

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Jan. 31: A girl holds a poster during a demonstration in Cairo, Egypt.

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Jan. 31: Egyptians crowd to buy bread before the start of the evening curfew in Cairo, Egypt,

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Jan. 31: Egyptian Army soldiers are seen on top of an APC vehicle near the pyramids, in Giza, Egypt.

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Jan. 31: Egyptians living in South Korea and South Korean protesters shout slogans during a rally denouncing Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak's rule near the Egypt Embassy in Seoul, South Korea.

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Jan. 31: An Egyptian protestor holds a placard, bearing the words in Arabic "Egypt has had enough," as he protests with others in front of the Egyptian embassy in Sarajevo, Bosnia.

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Jan. 31: Anti-government protesters offer their evening prayers, in front of an Egyptian army tank securing the area, during a protest in Cairo's Tahrir Square, Egypt.

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Jan. 31: A protester holds a picture of Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak during a protest outside the Egyptian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Jan. 31: A man rests on an Egyptian flag in Cairo, during a demonstration by anti-government protesters, in Cairo's Tahrir Square, Egypt.

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Jan. 31: A young Egyptian anti-government protester holding an Egyptian flag skateboards amongst the crowd at the continuing demonstration in Tahrir square in downtown Cairo, Egypt.

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Jan. 30: Army members and people detain a thief in downtown Cairo. President Hosni Mubarak, clinging to power despite unprecedented demands for an end to his 30-year rule, met on Sunday with the powerful military which is widely seen as holding the key to Egypt's future. 

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Jan. 30: A protester holds up a poster of President Hosni Mubarak in downtown Cairo.

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Jan. 30: Some of the thousands of Egyptian protesters shout anti-Mubarak slogans during a protest in Cairo. The army sent hundreds more troops and armored vehicles onto the streets of Cairo and other cities but appeared to be taking little action against mass protests on Sunday.

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Jan. 30: Thousands of Egyptian protesters gather at Tahrir square in Cairo, with the ruling National Democratic party building burned at centre left behind the red colored Egypt museum.

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Jan. 29: Egyptian protesters chant anti government slogans, in central Cairo, Egypt.

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Jan. 29: Egyptians photograph a burned out army armored personnel carrier in downtown Cairo, Egypt.

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Jan. 29: An Egyptian anti-government activist, wounded during recent clashes with police, is seen below an Egyptian flag, with illegible Arabic writing upon it, in Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt.

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Jan. 29: Egyptian anti-government protesters climb atop an Egyptian army armored personnel carrier, next to a signpost bearing the words "Down Mubarak," in Cairo, Egypt.

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Jan. 28: Police and unidentified people are seen in the streets during a demonstration in Suez, Egypt.

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

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Jan. 28: Anti-government protestors gather outside the ruling National Democratic Party headquarters, as it is engulfed by flames in Cairo, Egypt.

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Jan. 28: An anti-government protester burns furniture outside of a looted building, near Tahrir Square, in Cairo, Egypt.

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Jan. 28: Egyptian protesters pray at the middle of a bridge in Cairo in Cairo, Egypt.

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Jan. 28: 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.

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Jan. 28: An Egyptian protester flashes Egypt's flag as anti-riot policemen uses water cannon against protesters in Cairo, Egypt.

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Jan. 28: Egyptian army armored vehicles patrol a street in Cairo following protests in Cairo, Egypt.

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Egypt Protest Day 4 One

Jan. 28: Egyptian protester throw a Molotov cocktail inside anti-riot vehicle during a protest in Cairo, Egypt.

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Jan. 28: Egyptian protesters throw back a tear gas canister during a protest in Cairo, Egypt.

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Jan. 28: Flames of a fire believed to be set by protesters are seen over Cairo, Egypt.

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Jan. 28: Egyptian riot police officers stand in front of protesters performing Friday prayers in Cairo, Egypt.

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Jan. 28: An Egyptian woman flees as Egyptian anti-riot policemen clash with protesters in Cairo, Egypt.

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Jan. 28: Egyptian army armored vehicle are seen outside the television building following protests in Cairo, Egypt.

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Jan. 28: An Egyptian anti-government activist runs to throw back a tear gas canister fired by riot police officers, not seen, during clashes in Cairo, Egypt.

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Jan. 28: Smoke billows from fires believed to be started by protesters over Cairo, Egypt.

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Jan. 28: An Egyptian protester throws stones towards a line of riot police in Cairo, Egypt.

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Jan. 28: Egyptian protesters flee past a burning vehicle in Cairo, Egypt.

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Jan. 28: Egyptian protesters jump over anti-riot vehicles in Cairo, Egypt.

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Jan. 28: People try to extinguish a police car on fire during clashes between Egyptian anti-government activists and the police in Cairo, Egypt.

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Jan. 28: Egyptian anti-government activists run for a cover from the tear gas during clashes with police in Cairo, Egypt.

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Jan. 28: Egyptian anti-government activists affected by the tear gas react during clashes with police in Cairo, Egypt.

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Jan. 28: Egyptian anti-government activists, some standing on a burned police car challenge riot police officers, not seen, during clashes in Cairo, Egypt.

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Jan. 28: Egyptian anti-government activists clash with riot police in Cairo, Egypt.

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Jan. 28: An Egyptian anti-government activist throws a stone, backdropped by a burning police car, during clashes between Egyptian anti-government activists and the police in Cairo, Egypt.

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Egypt Protest 1-28

Jan.28: Egyptian anti-riot police move toward protesters on a bridge in Cairo. Egyptian activists protested for a fourth day as social networking sites called for a mass rally in the capital after Friday prayers, keeping up the momentum of the country's largest anti-government protests in years. 

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Jan. 28: Egyptian anti-riot police move toward protesters on a bridge in Cairo, Egypt. This is the fourth day of protests as social networking sites called for a mass rally in the capital, Cairo, after Friday prayers. This is the largest anti-government protests in years in Egypt. 

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Jan. 27: An anti-government protester sets off a flare during clashes with riot police at night in Suez, Egypt during protests. 

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Jan. 27: Egyptian riot police take position behind a barricade during clashes with anti-government protesters at night in Suez, Egypt. 

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Jan. 27: Egyptian riot police clash with anti-government protesters in Suez, Egypt on Thursday evening. This was the third day of organized rallies in Egypt and the largest anti-government protests in years.

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Jan. 26: Egyptian anti-riot police block the way leading to a journalists syndicate in downtown Cairo, Egypt. A small gathering of Egyptian anti-government activists tried to stage a second day of protests in Cairo Wednesday in defiance of a ban on any gatherings, but police quickly moved in and used force to disperse the group.

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Jan. 26: Protesters stop traffic in the middle of a bridge over the Nile river during clashes in downtown Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian police fired tear gas and rubber bullets and beat protesters to clear thousands of people from a central Cairo square Wednesday after the biggest demonstrations in years against President Hosni Mubarak's authoritarian rule.

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Jan. 26: Protesters stop traffic in the middle of a bridge over the Nile river during clashes in downtown Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian police fired tear gas and rubber bullets and beat protesters to clear thousands of people from a central Cairo square Wednesday after the biggest demonstrations in years against President Hosni Mubarak's authoritarian rule.

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Jan. 26: Protesters roll an overturned police box into the middle of a bridge over the Nile river to make a barricade during clashes in downtown Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian police fired tear gas and rubber bullets and beat protesters to clear thousands of people from a central Cairo square Wednesday after the biggest demonstrations in years against President Hosni Mubarak's authoritarian rule.

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Jan. 26: Egyptian riot police move forward to push back protesters, unseen, during clashes in downtown Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian police fired tear gas and rubber bullets and beat protesters to clear thousands of people from a central Cairo square Wednesday after the biggest demonstrations in years against President Hosni Mubarak's authoritarian rule.

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Jan. 26: Egyptian riot police group to push back protesters, unseen, during clashes in downtown Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian police fired tear gas and rubber bullets and beat protesters to clear thousands of people from a central Cairo square Wednesday after the biggest demonstrations in years against President Hosni Mubarak's authoritarian rule.

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Jan. 26: An upturned vehicle burns in a street in downtown Cairo, Egypt, during clashes between protesters and riot police. Egyptian police fired tear gas and rubber bullets and beat protesters to clear thousands of people from a central Cairo square Wednesday after the biggest demonstrations in years against President Hosni Mubarak's authoritarian rule.

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Jan. 25: A protester carrying an Egyptian flag runs through clouds of tear gas at a demonstration in Cairo, Egypt. Thousands of anti-government protesters, some hurling rocks and climbing atop an armored police truck, clashed with riot police Tuesday in the center of Cairo in a Tunisia-inspired demonstration to demand the end of Hosni Mubarak's nearly 30 years in power.

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Jan. 25: A protester throws back a tear gas canister toward police at a demonstration in Cairo, Egypt. Thousands of anti-government protesters, some hurling rocks and climbing atop an armored police truck, clashed with riot police Tuesday in the center of Cairo in a Tunisia-inspired demonstration to demand the end of Hosni Mubarak's nearly 30 years in power.

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Jan. 25: A wounded protester is helped away after clashes with riot police at a demonstration in Cairo, Egypt. Thousands of anti-government protesters, some hurling rocks and climbing atop an armored police truck, clashed with riot police Tuesday in the center of Cairo in a Tunisia-inspired demonstration to demand the end of Hosni Mubarak's nearly 30 years in power.

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Revolution in Egypt

After 18 days, the demands of tens of thousands of anti-government demonstrators were met as Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman announces that Mubarak has stepped down and handed over power to the military. Nearly 300 people have been killed since anti-government protests started up in Egypt three weeks ago.

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