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by Chris Bodenner

EA:

1530 GMT: Live images from Al Jazeera --- a protester is approaching the riot police near 6 October Bridge in Cairo so they can organise a "cease-fire" for a prayer.

The Guardian captures a small distant screenshot:

Outside the news organisation's offices, in remarkable scenes, a momentary truce has been called between police and protesters while protesters pray. Just a few moments ago police were throwing teargas cannisters at them and now this.

EA's latest update:

1549 GMT: Police are retreating on 6 October Bridge in Egypt. Protesters, now very close to the security forces, are not throwing stones or committing any violence.

(Photo of a different scene: Locals pray in the street in front of The l-Istiqama Mosque watched by riot police in Giza on January 28, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. By Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)