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.
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. Reuters TV Buy Photo