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by Chris Bodenner

A reader raises a good point:

An hour and a half ago, the government announced Mubarak was going on TV.  He still hasn't. There are now reports that protesters are storming the broadcasting studios.  I think the fact Mubarak hasn't showed up yet is really important, but has sort of been forgotten in the excitement.

(Photo: Turkish Muslims carry portraits of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on January 28, 2011 during a protest against his regime at Fatih Mosque in Istanbul. By Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images).

Update: a reader translates:

FYI, the writing on the signs bearing Mubarak’s image say “Dictator Mubarak – Get out of Egypt.”

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