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by Chris Bodenner

The Guardian's live-blog is up and running with Matthew Weaver at the helm:

8.34am: "A lot of protesters are hoping and believing that this could be the final hours of the Mubarak regime," Jack Shenker reports from Cairo. The million-person march to the presidential palace will take the protests to a new level, it is hoped, he says. The regime's tactics to prevent people taking part, won't work, Jack predicts. "Tens of thousands of people have defied a strict night curfew after night," Jack says. "Right now in Tahrir, there is a huge presence, far bigger than it has been at this time. There are tens of thousands certainly. Thousands from different directions are streaming towards the square."

(Photo: Egyptians start to gather in Cairo's Tahrir Square heeding a call by the opposition for a 'march of a million' to mark a week of protests calling for the ouster of Hosni Mubarak's long term regime, on February 8, 2011. By Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)

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