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Three Weeks in Egypt

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Three weeks after protests erupted in Egypt, anti-government demonstrators continue to press for President Hosni Mubarak to leave office and leave the country. The streets of Cairo, Alexandria, and smaller cities across the country have filled with Egyptian citizens from all walks of life, demonstrating against his 30-year rule. While the military has not substantially cracked down on the protests, at one stage, groups of Mubarak supporters launched attacks against the anti-government crowds, hurling stones and Molotov cocktails, and in some cases firing weapons. Deaths due to the conflict are estimated at nearly 300 now, as Mubarak remains in power and thousands of angry citizens remain in the streets of Egypt. [48 photos]

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A protester stands in front of a burning barricade during a demonstration in Cairo January 28, 2011. (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic)
A protester stands in front of a burning barricade during a demonstration in Cairo January 28, 2011. (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic)
An anti-government protester defaces a picture of Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak in Alexandria, 230 km (140 miles) north of Cairo, January 25, 2011. Thousands of Egyptians demanded an end to President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule and clashed with police on Tuesday, in unprecedented protests inspired by the revolt that brought down Tunisia's president. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
An Egyptian protester flashes the V-sign as riot police use water cannon against protesters in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) #
Egyptian anti-government protesters hold flowers in Cairo's Tahrir square on February 05, 2011, on day 12 of mass protests against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's regime. (MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images) #
An Egyptian anti-government activist kisses a riot police officer following clashes in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters poured into the streets of Egypt Friday, stoning and confronting police who fired back with rubber bullets and tear gas in the most violent and chaotic scenes yet in the challenge to President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) #
Hundreds of Egyptian anti-government demonstrators crowd a bridge as they walk toward Cairo's Tahrir Square on February 8, 2011 to join evening protests demanding the ouster of embattled President Hosni Mubarak. (PEDRO UGARTE/AFP/Getty Images) #
Hundreds of thousands of Egyptian anti-government demonstrators crowd Cairo's Tahrir Square on February 8, 2011 on the 15th consecutive day of protests demanding the ouster of embattled President Hosni Mubarak. (PEDRO UGARTE/AFP/Getty Images) #
Egyptians riot police officers watch people praying outside the Mustafa Mahmud Mosque in Cairo, on January 28, 2011 ahead of a large demonstration demanding the ouster of egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in central Cairo on January 28, 2011. (MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images) #
Protesters flee from tear gas fire during clashes in Cairo January 28, 2011. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
A protester displays a teargas canister during clashes in Cairo January 28, 2011. (REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis)#
Mohamed Atef is carried after being shot in the head while demonstrating in the town of Sheikh Zoweid, 344 km (214 miles) northeast of Cairo on January 27, 2011. Security forces shot dead Mohamed, a Bedouin protester, in the north of Egypt's Sinai region on Thursday, eyewitnesses and a security source said. The 22-year-old man was shot in the head while demonstrating in the town of Sheikh Zoweid, they said. (REUTERS/Stringer) #
A protester looks at a burnt Egyptian Army armoured vehicle in downtown Cairo January 28, 2011. (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic) #
Police gather in Tahrir Square as a car burns on January 28, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) #
An army helicopter patrols over Tahrir square in Cairo in the early morning mist January 31, 2011. (REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis) #
An Egyptian anti-government demonstrator mourns as he takes part in a symbolic funeral for journalist Ahmed Mohammed Mahmud, killed during clashes with pro-government supporters on February 4, at Cairo's Tahrir square on February 7, 2011 on the 14th day of protests calling for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. (MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images) #
An effigy of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak hangs over Tahrir Square in Cairo February 6, 2011. (REUTERS/Steve Crisp) #
An Egyptian woman anti-government protestor wears a full veil, or niqab, at Tahrir Square in Cairo February 7, 2011. Up to 2,000 people bedded down overnight under blankets and tents made from plastic sheeting in Tahrir Square. Some slept while others camped out on woollen blankets as national and revolutionary songs blared out from loudspeakers. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
Pro-government demonstrators, below, and anti-government demonstrators, above, clash in Tahrir Square, the center of anti-government demonstrations, in Cairo, Egypt Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis) #
A supporter of President Hosni Mubarak, on camel, fights with anti-Mubarak protesters in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011. Several thousand supporters of President Hosni Mubarak, including some riding horses and camels and wielding whips, clashed with anti-government protesters Wednesday as Egypt's upheaval took a dangerous new turn. (AP Photo/Mohammed Abou Zaid) #
Egyptian anti-government protesters throw stones during clashes in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) #
The building of the ruling National Democratic party burns after it was set ablaze by protesters on Friday night in Cairo January 29, 2011. (REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis) #
Pro-government and supporters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (top) and anti-government demonstrators (bottom) clash in Tahrir Square in Cairo February 2, 2011. Opponents and supporters of Mubarak fought in central Cairo on Wednesday in what appeared to be a move by the strongman to stamp out nine days of protests calling for him to quit. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
Egyptian anti-government demonstrators gather at Cairo's Tahrir square on February 3, 2011 during clashes with pro-government opponents on the 10th day of protests calling for the ouster of embattled President Hosni Mubarak. (MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images) #
Egyptian anti-government protesters perform the evening prayers as they gather at Cairo's Tahrir square on February 8, 2011. (PATRICK BAZ/AFP/Getty Images) #
Egyptian camel driver Gamal, 54, waits for tourists near the pyramids, in Giza, Egypt, Monday, Jan. 31, 2011. The pyramids are closed to tourists. A coalition of opposition groups called for a million people to take to Cairo's streets Tuesday to demand the removal of President Hosni Mubarak. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti) #
A limping anti-government protester wearing facepaint in the colors of the Egyptian flag and using a metal rod to support him, center, walks past piles of rocks ready to be thrown if attacked, as another protester prays, right, next to the Egyptian Museum at an entrance to Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis) #
Protesters chant anti-government slogans as they demonstrate in Tahrir Square in Cairo February 1, 2011. At least one million people rallied across Egypt on Tuesday clamouring for President Hosni Mubarak to give up power, piling pressure on a leader who has towered over Middle East politics for 30 years to make way for a new era of democracy in the Arab nation. (REUTERS/Dylan Martinez) #
An anti-government demonstrator prays with a make-shift protective covering over his head at Tahrir Square in Cairo February 5, 2011. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
In this Tuesday Feb.1, 2011 photo, tens of thousands of anti-government demonstrators march in Alexandria, Egypt. (AP Photo/Ahmed Muhammed) #
An opposition demonstrator throws a rock during rioting with pro-Mubarak supporters near Tahrir Square in Cairo February 3, 2011. Anti-government protesters and supporters of Mubarak clashed on Thursday near a central Cairo square in a re-run of overnight violence that killed six and wounded more than 800 people. (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic) #
An anti-government protester mans an elevated defense position alongside the Egyptian Museum near Tahrir Square in Cairo February 4, 2011. (REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis) #
Opposition supporters listen to Egyptian-born cleric Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who says President Hosni Mubarak must stand down and leave Egypt, before Friday prayers at Tahrir Square in Cairo February 4, 2011. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
Anti-government protesters gather in Tahrir Square on February 6, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. (John Moore/Getty Images) #
A supporter of President Hosni Mubarak tries to get to opposition lines near Tahrir Square in Cairo February 3, 2011. (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic) #
A pro-Mubarak supporter is held by anti-Mubarak demonstrators during clashes at Tahrir Square in Cairo February 2, 2011. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
An Egyptian anti-government protestor holds an Egyptian flag in a tree at Tahrir Square in Cairo February 7, 2011. Cairo protesters dug in for a long fight on Monday, pressing their demand for an overhaul of the political system and the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak as many Egyptians tried to resume their normal lives. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
A Muslim holding the Koran (left) and a Coptic Christian holding a cross are carried through opposition supporters in Tahrir Square in Cairo February 6, 2011. (REUTERS/Dylan Martinez) #
An Egyptian anti government demonstrator wakes up February 8, 2011 from a night spent near an army M60 tank on Tahrir square in central Cairo, on the 15th day of protests against the regime of President Hosni Mubarak. (MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images) #
A protester holds his child up as protesters chant anti-Mubarak slogans in Tahrir square in Cairo, February 8, 2011. (REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih) #
Google, Inc. executive Wael Ghonim (2nd left) addresses a mass crowd inside Tahrir Square in Cairo February 8, 2011. One man's tears provided a new impetus on Tuesday to protesters in Egypt seeking to keep up momentum in their campaign, now in its third week, to topple President Hosni Mubarak. Ghonim, a Google executive detained and blindfolded by state security for 12 days, broke down in a television interview on Monday after his release saying a system that arrested people for speaking out must be torn down. (REUTERS/Dylan Martinez) #
An opposition supporter with his face painted with the colors of the Egyptian flag rests inside a burnt out van at Tahrir Square in Cairo February 6, 2011. (REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis) #
An anti-government protester prays as his comrades stand behind barbed wire in front of army tanks alongside the Egyptian Museum on the front line near Tahrir Square in Cairo February 5, 2011. (REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis) #
An Egyptian married couple are surrounded by anti-Mubarak protesters at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011. Protesters appear to have settled in for a long standoff, turning Tahrir Square into a makeshift village with tens of thousands coming every day, with some sleeping in tents made of blankets and plastic sheeting. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti) #
Egyptian demonstrators demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak gather on the statue of Alexdander the Great in Alexandria on January 28, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images) #
Protesters react in Tahrir Square to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's televised speech in Cairo February 1, 2011. Mubarak, responding to huge popular protests demanding the end of his 30-year rule, said on Tuesday he would not seek re-election in a ballot scheduled for September but would stay in office until then to respond to demands for reform. (REUTERS/Dylan Martinez) #
Thousands of Egyptian anti-Mubarak protesters take part in a demonstration in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti) #
An Egyptian anti-government demonstrator sleeps on the wheels of a military vehicle at Cairo's Tahrir square on February 6, 2011 on the 13th day of protests calling for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. (MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images) #
A man gives a victory sign as anti-government protesters arrive at the entrance to Tahrir Square on February 5, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Thousands of the demonstrators continue to occupy the square, demanding the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) #
An anti-government protester defaces a picture of Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak in Alexandria, 230 km (140 miles) north of Cairo, January 25, 2011. Thousands of Egyptians demanded an end to President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule and clashed with police on Tuesday, in unprecedented protests inspired by the revolt that brought down Tunisia's president. (REUTERS/Stringer)#
An Egyptian protester flashes the V-sign as riot police use water cannon against protesters in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)#
Egyptian anti-government protesters hold flowers in Cairo's Tahrir square on February 05, 2011, on day 12 of mass protests against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's regime. (MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)#
An Egyptian anti-government activist kisses a riot police officer following clashes in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters poured into the streets of Egypt Friday, stoning and confronting police who fired back with rubber bullets and tear gas in the most violent and chaotic scenes yet in the challenge to President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)#
Hundreds of Egyptian anti-government demonstrators crowd a bridge as they walk toward Cairo's Tahrir Square on February 8, 2011 to join evening protests demanding the ouster of embattled President Hosni Mubarak. (PEDRO UGARTE/AFP/Getty Images)#
Hundreds of thousands of Egyptian anti-government demonstrators crowd Cairo's Tahrir Square on February 8, 2011 on the 15th consecutive day of protests demanding the ouster of embattled President Hosni Mubarak. (PEDRO UGARTE/AFP/Getty Images)#
Egyptians riot police officers watch people praying outside the Mustafa Mahmud Mosque in Cairo, on January 28, 2011 ahead of a large demonstration demanding the ouster of egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in central Cairo on January 28, 2011. (MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)#
Protesters flee from tear gas fire during clashes in Cairo January 28, 2011. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)#
A protester displays a teargas canister during clashes in Cairo January 28, 2011. (REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis)#
Mohamed Atef is carried after being shot in the head while demonstrating in the town of Sheikh Zoweid, 344 km (214 miles) northeast of Cairo on January 27, 2011. Security forces shot dead Mohamed, a Bedouin protester, in the north of Egypt's Sinai region on Thursday, eyewitnesses and a security source said. The 22-year-old man was shot in the head while demonstrating in the town of Sheikh Zoweid, they said. (REUTERS/Stringer)#
A protester looks at a burnt Egyptian Army armoured vehicle in downtown Cairo January 28, 2011. (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic)#
Police gather in Tahrir Square as a car burns on January 28, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)#
An army helicopter patrols over Tahrir square in Cairo in the early morning mist January 31, 2011. (REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis)#
An Egyptian anti-government demonstrator mourns as he takes part in a symbolic funeral for journalist Ahmed Mohammed Mahmud, killed during clashes with pro-government supporters on February 4, at Cairo's Tahrir square on February 7, 2011 on the 14th day of protests calling for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. (MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)#
An effigy of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak hangs over Tahrir Square in Cairo February 6, 2011. (REUTERS/Steve Crisp)#
An Egyptian woman anti-government protestor wears a full veil, or niqab, at Tahrir Square in Cairo February 7, 2011. Up to 2,000 people bedded down overnight under blankets and tents made from plastic sheeting in Tahrir Square. Some slept while others camped out on woollen blankets as national and revolutionary songs blared out from loudspeakers. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)#
Pro-government demonstrators, below, and anti-government demonstrators, above, clash in Tahrir Square, the center of anti-government demonstrations, in Cairo, Egypt Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)#
A supporter of President Hosni Mubarak, on camel, fights with anti-Mubarak protesters in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011. Several thousand supporters of President Hosni Mubarak, including some riding horses and camels and wielding whips, clashed with anti-government protesters Wednesday as Egypt's upheaval took a dangerous new turn. (AP Photo/Mohammed Abou Zaid)#
Egyptian anti-government protesters throw stones during clashes in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)#
The building of the ruling National Democratic party burns after it was set ablaze by protesters on Friday night in Cairo January 29, 2011. (REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis)#
Pro-government and supporters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (top) and anti-government demonstrators (bottom) clash in Tahrir Square in Cairo February 2, 2011. Opponents and supporters of Mubarak fought in central Cairo on Wednesday in what appeared to be a move by the strongman to stamp out nine days of protests calling for him to quit. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)#
Egyptian anti-government demonstrators gather at Cairo's Tahrir square on February 3, 2011 during clashes with pro-government opponents on the 10th day of protests calling for the ouster of embattled President Hosni Mubarak. (MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)#
Egyptian anti-government protesters perform the evening prayers as they gather at Cairo's Tahrir square on February 8, 2011. (PATRICK BAZ/AFP/Getty Images)#
Egyptian camel driver Gamal, 54, waits for tourists near the pyramids, in Giza, Egypt, Monday, Jan. 31, 2011. The pyramids are closed to tourists. A coalition of opposition groups called for a million people to take to Cairo's streets Tuesday to demand the removal of President Hosni Mubarak. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)#
A limping anti-government protester wearing facepaint in the colors of the Egyptian flag and using a metal rod to support him, center, walks past piles of rocks ready to be thrown if attacked, as another protester prays, right, next to the Egyptian Museum at an entrance to Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)#
Protesters chant anti-government slogans as they demonstrate in Tahrir Square in Cairo February 1, 2011. At least one million people rallied across Egypt on Tuesday clamouring for President Hosni Mubarak to give up power, piling pressure on a leader who has towered over Middle East politics for 30 years to make way for a new era of democracy in the Arab nation. (REUTERS/Dylan Martinez)#
An anti-government demonstrator prays with a make-shift protective covering over his head at Tahrir Square in Cairo February 5, 2011. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)#
In this Tuesday Feb.1, 2011 photo, tens of thousands of anti-government demonstrators march in Alexandria, Egypt. (AP Photo/Ahmed Muhammed)#
An opposition demonstrator throws a rock during rioting with pro-Mubarak supporters near Tahrir Square in Cairo February 3, 2011. Anti-government protesters and supporters of Mubarak clashed on Thursday near a central Cairo square in a re-run of overnight violence that killed six and wounded more than 800 people. (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic)#
An anti-government protester mans an elevated defense position alongside the Egyptian Museum near Tahrir Square in Cairo February 4, 2011. (REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis)#
Opposition supporters listen to Egyptian-born cleric Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who says President Hosni Mubarak must stand down and leave Egypt, before Friday prayers at Tahrir Square in Cairo February 4, 2011. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)#
Anti-government protesters gather in Tahrir Square on February 6, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. (John Moore/Getty Images)#
A supporter of President Hosni Mubarak tries to get to opposition lines near Tahrir Square in Cairo February 3, 2011. (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic)#
A pro-Mubarak supporter is held by anti-Mubarak demonstrators during clashes at Tahrir Square in Cairo February 2, 2011. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)#
An Egyptian anti-government protestor holds an Egyptian flag in a tree at Tahrir Square in Cairo February 7, 2011. Cairo protesters dug in for a long fight on Monday, pressing their demand for an overhaul of the political system and the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak as many Egyptians tried to resume their normal lives. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)#
A Muslim holding the Koran (left) and a Coptic Christian holding a cross are carried through opposition supporters in Tahrir Square in Cairo February 6, 2011. (REUTERS/Dylan Martinez)#
An Egyptian anti government demonstrator wakes up February 8, 2011 from a night spent near an army M60 tank on Tahrir square in central Cairo, on the 15th day of protests against the regime of President Hosni Mubarak. (MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)#
A protester holds his child up as protesters chant anti-Mubarak slogans in Tahrir square in Cairo, February 8, 2011. (REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih)#
Google, Inc. executive Wael Ghonim (2nd left) addresses a mass crowd inside Tahrir Square in Cairo February 8, 2011. One man's tears provided a new impetus on Tuesday to protesters in Egypt seeking to keep up momentum in their campaign, now in its third week, to topple President Hosni Mubarak. Ghonim, a Google executive detained and blindfolded by state security for 12 days, broke down in a television interview on Monday after his release saying a system that arrested people for speaking out must be torn down. (REUTERS/Dylan Martinez)#
An opposition supporter with his face painted with the colors of the Egyptian flag rests inside a burnt out van at Tahrir Square in Cairo February 6, 2011. (REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis)#
An anti-government protester prays as his comrades stand behind barbed wire in front of army tanks alongside the Egyptian Museum on the front line near Tahrir Square in Cairo February 5, 2011. (REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis)#
An Egyptian married couple are surrounded by anti-Mubarak protesters at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011. Protesters appear to have settled in for a long standoff, turning Tahrir Square into a makeshift village with tens of thousands coming every day, with some sleeping in tents made of blankets and plastic sheeting. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)#
Egyptian demonstrators demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak gather on the statue of Alexdander the Great in Alexandria on January 28, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)#
Protesters react in Tahrir Square to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's televised speech in Cairo February 1, 2011. Mubarak, responding to huge popular protests demanding the end of his 30-year rule, said on Tuesday he would not seek re-election in a ballot scheduled for September but would stay in office until then to respond to demands for reform. (REUTERS/Dylan Martinez)#
Thousands of Egyptian anti-Mubarak protesters take part in a demonstration in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)#
An Egyptian anti-government demonstrator sleeps on the wheels of a military vehicle at Cairo's Tahrir square on February 6, 2011 on the 13th day of protests calling for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. (MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)#
A man gives a victory sign as anti-government protesters arrive at the entrance to Tahrir Square on February 5, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Thousands of the demonstrators continue to occupy the square, demanding the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)#

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