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Egypt: Atmosphere turns violent as Mubarak supporters rush Tahrir Square

Relative peace gave way to a tense standoff between pro-democracy demonstrators and Mubarak loyalists a day after the Egyptian president pledged to not run for reelection.

 
 

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Supporters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak ride horses during a clash in Cairo's Tahrir Square between pro- and anti-Mubarak protesters Wednesday. On Tuesday, Mubarak said he would not run for another term in office but would stay in power until elections later this year.


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