Historic protests in Egypt

  • Egyptian demonstrators demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak and calling for reforms face riot police in Cairo on January 26, 2011. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images) MOHAMMED ABED / STAFF

  • Egyptian demonstrators demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak and calling for reforms face riot police in Cairo on January 26, 2011. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images) MOHAMMED ABED / STAFF

  • Egyptian demonstrators demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak and calling for reforms face riot police in Cairo on January 26, 2011. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images) MOHAMMED ABED / STAFF

  • Egyptian demonstrators clash with riot police during a protest in Cairo demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak on January 26, 2011 in the second day of nationwide anti-government demonstrations. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images) MOHAMMED ABED / STAFF

  • Egyptian demonstrators demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak and calling for reforms face riot police in Cairo on January 26, 2011. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images) MOHAMMED ABED / STAFF

  • Egyptian demonstrators demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak and calling for reforms face riot police in Cairo on January 26, 2011. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images) MOHAMMED ABED / STAFF

  • A riot van drives through a burning barricade as Egyptian riot police clash with anti-government activists in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011. Egyptian anti-government activists clashed with police for a second day Wednesday in defiance of an official ban on any protests but beefed up police forces on the streets quickly moved in and used tear gas and beatings to disperse demonstrations. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis) TARA TODRAS-WHITEHILL / STF

  • Egyptian plain cloth police officers arrest Mohammed Abdul Quddus, Rapporteur of the civil Liberties Committee and member of the Press Syndicate Council, outside the journalists syndicate as he was taking part in a demonstration demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak during in Cairo on January 26, 2011. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images) MOHAMMED ABED / STAFF

  • Egyptian plainclothe police officers arrest a demonstrator demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak during a protest in Cairo on January 26, 2011. Placard in Arabic reads: "Mr President Leave" AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images) MOHAMMED ABED / STAFF

  • Anti-government activists wheel a rubbish bin to form a barricade as they clash with Egyptian riot police in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011. Egyptian anti-government activists clashed with police for a second day Wednesday in defiance of an official ban on any protests but beefed up police forces on the streets quickly moved in and used tear gas and beatings to disperse demonstrations. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis) TARA TODRAS-WHITEHILL / STF

  • Egyptian demonstrators shout slogans as they attend a protest in Cairo demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak on January 26, 2011. Egyptian police clashed with protesters in the centre of Cairo and in the port city of Suez, in the second day of nationwide anti-government demonstrations, an AFP reporter and witnesses said. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images) MOHAMMED ABED / STAFF

  • Egyptian demonstrators clash with riot police during a protest in Cairo demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak on January 26, 2011. Egyptian police clashed with protesters in the centre of Cairo and in the port city of Suez, in the second day of nationwide anti-government demonstrations, an AFP reporter and witnesses said. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images) MOHAMMED ABED / STAFF

  • Egyptian plainclothe police officers arrest a demonstrator demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak during a protest in Cairo on January 26, 2011. Placard in Arabic reads: "Mr President Leave" AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images) MOHAMMED ABED / STAFF

  • Egyptian demonstrators demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak and calling for reforms clash with riot police in Cairo on January 26, 2011. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images) MOHAMMED ABED / STAFF

  • Egyptian demonstrators clash with riot police during a protest in Cairo demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak on January 26, 2011. Egyptian police clashed with protesters in the centre of Cairo and in the port city of Suez, in the second day of nationwide anti-government demonstrations, an AFP reporter and witnesses said. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images) MOHAMMED ABED / STAFF

  • Egyptian demonstrators demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak and calling for reforms face riot police in Cairo on January 26, 2011. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images) MOHAMMED ABED / STAFF

  • Egyptian plainclothe police officers arrest a demonstrator demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak during a protest in Cairo on January 26, 2011. Placard in Arabic reads: "Mr President Leave" AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images) MOHAMMED ABED / STAFF

  • Egyptian plainclothe police officers arrest demonstrators demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak during a protest in Cairo on January 26, 2011. Placard in Arabic reads: "Mr President Leave" AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images) MOHAMMED ABED / STAFF

  • Egyptian plainclothe police officers arrest a demonstrator demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak during a protest in Cairo on January 26, 2011. Placard in Arabic reads: "Mr President Leave" AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images) MOHAMMED ABED / STAFF

  • Egyptian demonstrators demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak and calling for reforms face riot police in Cairo on January 26, 2011. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images) MOHAMMED ABED / STAFF

  • Egyptian demonstrators demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak and calling for reforms clash with riot police in Cairo on January 26, 2011. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images) MOHAMMED ABED / STAFF

  • Egyptian demonstrators demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak and calling for reforms shout slogans in Cairo on January 26, 2011. Placard in Arabic reads: "Mr President Leave" AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images) MOHAMMED ABED / STAFF

  • Egyptian demonstrators demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak and calling for reforms shout slogans in Cairo on January 26, 2011. Placard in Arabic reads: "Mr President Leave" AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images) MOHAMMED ABED / STAFF

  • Egyptian plainclothes police officers pull an injured colleague (C) during clashes with demonstrators demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak and calling for reforms shout slogans in Cairo on January 26, 2011. Placard in Arabic reads: "Mr President Leave" AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images) MOHAMMED ABED / STAFF

  • Egyptian demonstrators demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak and calling for reforms face riot police in Cairo on January 26, 2011. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images) MOHAMMED ABED / STAFF

  • Police face demonstrators in Cairo, Tuesday, during a Tunisia-inspired demonstration to demand the end of President Hosni Mubarak's nearly 30 years in power. The demonstration, the largest Egypt has seen for years, began peacefully, with police showing unusual restraint in what appeared to be a calculated strategy by the government to avoid further sullying the image of a security apparatus widely seen as little more than corrupt thugs in uniforms. AP