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State Of Siege On Cairo's Tahrir Square

A siege scenario has developed in Cairo's Tahrir Square after clashes overnight between antigovernment demonstrators and supporters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

Protesters opposed to President Hosni Mubarak pray in Cairo's central Tahrir Square on February 3.
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Protesters opposed to President Hosni Mubarak pray in Cairo's central Tahrir Square on February 3.

A rock flies past an opposition supporter during rioting against pro-Mubarak demonstrators near Tahrir Square.
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A rock flies past an opposition supporter during rioting against pro-Mubarak demonstrators near Tahrir Square.

A protester throws a rock near Tahrir Square on the 10th day of demonstrations.
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A protester throws a rock near Tahrir Square on the 10th day of demonstrations.

A woman opposition supporter takes shelter while providing water during rioting with Mubarak supporters.
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A woman opposition supporter takes shelter while providing water during rioting with Mubarak supporters.

Antigovernment protesters show items they claim were taken from pro-government supporters at Tahrir Square.
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Antigovernment protesters show items they claim were taken from pro-government supporters at Tahrir Square.

An AP news agency photographer is injured on Tahrir Square.
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An AP news agency photographer is injured on Tahrir Square.

Antigovernment demonstrators battle pro-government opponents.
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Antigovernment demonstrators battle pro-government opponents.

Egyptian soldiers stand in front of barricaded antigovernment protesters outside the Egyptian Museum near Tahrir Square.
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Egyptian soldiers stand in front of barricaded antigovernment protesters outside the Egyptian Museum near Tahrir Square.

Antigovernment protesters prepare sacks of stones for use on the square.
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Antigovernment protesters prepare sacks of stones for use on the square.

An antigovernment demonstrator covers his head.
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An antigovernment demonstrator covers his head.

Egypian soldiers restrain a Mubarak supporter trying to get to opposition lines near Tahrir Square.
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Egypian soldiers restrain a Mubarak supporter trying to get to opposition lines near Tahrir Square.

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