Day 17: Egyptians protest as Mubarak speaks

Tens of thousands of Egyptian anti-government protesters crowded Cairo's Tahrir Square amid rumors that President Hosni Mubarak appeared to be on the brink of stepping down. Mubarak, however, said in a televised address that he would not leave office.

 
 

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Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak addresses the nation in this image taken from video. He said he would cede some of his authority but would stay in office to oversee a long-term transfer of power.


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