Conflict & Justice

Tahrir Square riots continue (PHOTOS)

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An Egyptian protester prepares to hurl a tear gas canister back at security forces as others run for cover on the third day of clashes at Tahrir Square in Cairo on November 21, 2011. Fresh clashes erupted in Cairo between police and protesters demanding the end of military rule, as the death toll climbed to 22 and the spiralling unrest threatened to overshadow the first polls since Hosni Mubarak's ouster.

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MOHAMMED HOSSAM

The violent clashes between Egyptian security forces and protesters continued in the streets near Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Wednesday, for the fifth straight day.

Follow our live blog from our Egypt correspondent Jon Jensen for up to the minute coverage.

Edited by Kyle Kim

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    Egyptian clerics of the Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam's highest seat of learning, try to keep thousands of protesters away from riot policemen in the Mohammed Mahmud street that leads to the interior ministry near Tahrir Square in Cairo on November 23, 2011 as violence which has killed dozens raged into a fifth day despite promises by Egypt's military ruler to speed up the transition to democracy.

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    KHALED DESOUKI

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    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.

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    MAHMUD HAMS

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    Boxes of masks, to combat the effects of tear gas, are dispalyed fro sale in Tahrir Square

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    Peter Macdiarmid

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    Women sit outside a closed McDonald's restaurant in Mohammed Mahmoud Street near Tahrir Square after police withdrew on November 23, 2011.

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    Peter Macdiarmid

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    Protestors clear debris from Mohammed Mahmoud Street after police withdrew.

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    Peter Macdiarmid

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    Protestors stand on a barricade in Mohammed Mahmoud Street.

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    Peter Macdiarmid

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    A youth displays a gunshot cartridge and other projectiles believed to have been fired by police in Tahrir Square on November 23, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt.

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    Peter Macdiarmid

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    Thousands of Egyptians gather during a demonstration at Tahrir Square in Cairo on November 23, 2011 demanding an end to military rule, despite a promise by the country's interim leader to transfer power to an elected president by mid-2012.

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    MAHMUD HAMS

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    Egyptian protesters wear gas masks during clashes with riot police along a road which leads to the Interior Ministry.

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    MAHMUD HAMS

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    Egyptian protesters take cover during clashes with riot police along a road which leads to the Interior Ministry, near Tahrir Square, in Cairo on November 23, 2011.

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    MAHMUD HAMS

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    An Egyptian protester prays during clashes with riot police along a road which leads to the Interior Ministry, near Tahrir Square, in Cairo on November 23, 2011.

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    MAHMUD HAMS

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    An Egyptian doctor help out a protester suffering from teargas at field hospital in Tahrir square in Cairo.

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    KHALED DESOUKI

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    Egyptian riot police stand behind their shields as the clash with protesters along a road which leads to the Interior Ministry.

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    MAHMUD HAMS

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    An Egyptian man dodges tear gas during clashes.

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    MOHAMMED HOSSAM

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    An Egyptian protester prepares to hurl a tear gas canister back at security forces as others run for cover on the third day of clashes at Tahrir Square in Cairo on November 21, 2011. Fresh clashes erupted in Cairo between police and protesters demanding the end of military rule, as the death toll climbed to 22 and the spiralling unrest threatened to overshadow the first polls since Hosni Mubarak's ouster.

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    MOHAMMED HOSSAM

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    An injured Egyptian protester is helped away during clashes with security forces on the third day at Tahrir Square in Cairo on November 21, 2011

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    KHALED DESOUKI

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    Egyptian protesters runs for cover.

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    Egyptian protesters run for cover on the third day of clashes.

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    KHALED DESOUKI

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    An Egyptian protester shows the V-sign for victory on the third day of clashes with security forces at Tahrir Square in Cairo.

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    KHALED DESOUKI

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    An Egyptian man holds up a banner that reads in Arabic 'help us Egyptian people' during clashes on the third day with security forces at Tahrir Square in Cairo on November 21, 2011. Fresh clashes erupted in Cairo's Tahrir Square between police and protesters demanding the end of army rule.

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    KHALED DESOUKI

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    Egyptian protesters take a break during clashes on the third day with security forces at Tahrir Square in Cairo

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    KHALED DESOUKI

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    Thousands of Egyptians protesters gather in Tahriri square in Cairo on November 21, 2011.

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    MAHMUD KHALED

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    A young Egyptian protester joins the clashes with security forces on the third day at Tahrir Square in Cairo on November 21, 2011. Fresh clashes erupted in Cairo's Tahrir Square between police and protesters demanding the end of army rule, as the ruling military council faced its worst crisis since Hosni Mubarak was toppled.

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    Egyptian protesters stand in line to protect the field hospital in Tahriri square during clashes with security forces in Cairo on November 21, 2011. Egypt's cabinet said Tuesday it had resigned, as clashes raged for a third day in Cairo's Tahrir Square, pitting police and soldiers against protesters demanding democratic change.

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    MOHAMED HOSSAM

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    Egyptians protesters shout as they attend a funeral of a victim supposedly killed during clashes with Egyptian police in Tahrir Square on the fourth day of riots.

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    KHALED DESOUKI

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    Thousands of Egyptians protesters attend a rally in Tahrir Square on the fourth day of clashes between protesters and riot police in the capital Cairo, on November 22, 2011, as they demand an end to military rule, heightening tension after days of deadly clashes that threaten to derail next week's legislative polls.

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    KHALED DESOUKI