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Scenes From Egypt's Unfinished Revolution

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Thousands of protesters in major Egyptian cities are now entering the fifth day of public demonstrations calling for the military leadership to step down. The streets of Cairo around Tahrir Square have been flooded with tear gas, as riot police and members of Egypt's military clash with protesters. The two sides have advanced and retreated, hurling stones, tear gas canisters, and other debris at each other, and security forces reportedly continue to fire rubber bullets and some live rounds into the crowds. The international community has stepped up criticism of Egypt's military leaders, and has expressed anger at the violence used against the protesters. Human rights groups have now raised the estimated death toll to at least 38. The recent unrest has led to the resignation of the interim civilian government, but other concessions from Egypt's Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi have not satisfied the crowds who remain in the streets fighting what they see as an unfinished revolution. [40 photos]

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A protester throws a tear gas canister, which was earlier thrown by riot police during clashes along a road which leads to the Interior Ministry, near Tahrir Square in Cairo, on November 22, 2011. Egyptians frustrated with military rule battled police in the streets again on Tuesday as the generals scrambled to cope with the cabinet's proffered resignation after bloodshed that has jolted plans for Egypt's first free election in decades. (Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)
A protester throws a tear gas canister, which was earlier thrown by riot police during clashes along a road which leads to the Interior Ministry, near Tahrir Square in Cairo, on November 22, 2011. Egyptians frustrated with military rule battled police in the streets again on Tuesday as the generals scrambled to cope with the cabinet's proffered resignation after bloodshed that has jolted plans for Egypt's first free election in decades. (Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)
An Egyptian riot police officer fires tear gas during clashes with protesters near Tahrir square in Cairo, on November 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) #
An injured protester, center, is aided by men on a motorcycle during clashes with Egyptian riot police, not pictured, near Tahrir square in Cairo, on November 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill) #
A teargas canister fired by Egyptian riot policemen flies over the heads protesters standing on top of the of of the library of the American University, close to Tahrir Square, on November 23, 2011 on the fifth day of clashes with security forces. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images) #
Foreign photographers take cover from tear gas during clashes with riot police along a road which leads to the Interior Ministry, near Tahrir Square, in Cairo, on November 23, 2011. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images) #
An Egyptian protester holds a spent canister during clashes with Egyptian riot police in Cairo, on November 21, 2011. (AP Photo) #
Protesters run for cover during clashes with the Egyptian riot police near Tahrir square in Cairo, on November 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) #
An Egyptian protester throws a rock during clashes with riot police along a road near Tahrir Square, in Cairo, on November 23, 2011. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images) #
An Egyptian protester wearing a gas mask waves a national flag in Tahrir Square, the focal point of the recent Egyptian uprising in Cairo, on November 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil) #
An injured Egyptian protester walks in Tahrir square in Cairo, on November 23, 2011 on the fifth day of clashes with security forces. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images) #
Crowds gather in Tahrir Square on November 22, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Thousands of Egyptians have been gathering in Tahrir Square after three days of deadly clashes with security forces despite a promise from Egypt's interim ruling Military council to bring forward Presidential elections. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) #
Protesters clash with riot police along a road near Tahrir Square, in Cairo, on November 22, 2011. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images) #
Protesters in Tahrir Square attend a funeral of a protester who died in clashes with riot police, in Cairo, on November 22, 2011. (Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
Egyptians carry the body of a protester who was killed in recent clashes with the Egyptian riot police during his funeral in Tahrir Square, in Cairo, on November 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) #
A boy with a face mask stands with his father in Tahrir square as clashes take place nearby with Egyptian riot police, in Cairo, on November 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill) #
Protesters protect themselves against tear gas during clashes with riot police in a side street near Tahrir Square, on November 22, 2011. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic) #
A protester wearing a protective mask takes cover from tear gas during clashes with riot police along a road near Tahrir Square, in Cairo, on November 22, 2011. (Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
An Egyptian protester prepares a Molotov cocktails during clashes with riot police near Tahrir Square, in Cairo, on November 23, 2011. (MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images) #
An Egyptian protester carries various items through a street during clashes with riot police near Tahrir Square, on November 23, 2011. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images) #
An Egyptian protester protects his face and head from tear gas during clashes with riot police in Cairo, on November 23, 2011. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images) #
An Egyptian youth wearing a gas mask aims a slingshot during clashes in Cairo, on November 22, 2011. (Mohammed Hossam/AFP/Getty Images) #
Egyptian riot police stand behind their shields as they clash with protesters near Tahrir Square, in Cairo, on November 23, 2011. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images) #
A protester gestures toward riot police as tear gas is thrown his way during clashes in Cairo, on November 22, 2011. (Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
A youth takes cover during clashes with riot police on a road near Tahrir Square in Cairo, on November 23, 2011. (Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah) #
A riot policeman fires a shotgun at protesters during clashes on a side street near Tahrir Square in Cairo, on November 23, 2011. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic) #
Protesters run from huge clouds of tear gas fired by riot police during clashes near Tahrir Square in Cairo, on November 22, 2011. (Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
Protesters move away from tear gas fired by Egyptian riot police, not seen, during clashes near Tahrir Square in Cairo, on November 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill) #
An Egyptian protester holds ammunition casings during clashes with Egyptian riot police in Cairo, on November 21, 2011. (AP Photo) #
A protester runs with a smoking tear gas canister, to throw it back toward riot police during clashes near Tahrir Square in Cairo, on November 23, 2011. (Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah) #
A protester overwhelmed by tear gas, center, is aided by two men on a motorcycle during clashes with Egyptian riot police in Cairo, on November 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill) #
Protesters and police throw stones at each other during clashes near Tahrir Square in Cairo, on November 23, 2011. (Reuters/Asmaa Waguih) #
Protesters carry an injured comrade during clashes in a side street near Tahrir Square in Cairo, on November 23, 2011. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic) #
A wounded Egyptian protester reacts as a medic treats him in Cairo, Egypt, on November 21, 2011. (AP Photo) #
A man in a face mask looks in on a makeshift medical center in Tahrir Square, on November 22, 2011, in Cairo, Egypt. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) #
A protester throws a tear gas canister back at riot police during clashes near Tahrir Square, on November 22, 2011. (Reuters/Asmaa Waguih) #
A veiled woman takes pictures with her cell phone during clashes with Egyptian riot police near Tahrir Square in Cairo, on November 22, 2011. Egypt's ruling military moved up the date for transferring power to a civilian government to July next year and consulted Tuesday with political parties on forming a new Cabinet. But the major concessions were immediately rejected by tens of thousands of protesters in Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square threatening a "second revolution." (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill) #
A protester gestures toward Egyptian riot police during clashes near Tahrir Square, on November 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill) #
Protesters take cover from riot police during clashes in a side street near Tahrir Square in Cairo, on November 23, 2011. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic) #
A riot policeman points shotgun at protesters during clashes near Tahrir Square in Cairo, on November 23, 2011. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic) #
A protester shouts against what he says is excessive violence demonstrated by police officers, along a road near Tahrir Square in Cairo, on November 23, 2011. Egyptian troops deployed around the Interior Ministry in Cairo on Wednesday, replacing riot police who had repeatedly clashed with protesters in the last few days when they tried to march on the building, an army officer said. (Reuters/Esam Al-Fetori) #

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