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Update from Cairo: Labor Strikes and Protesters Converge

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The crowd is good natured in Tahrir Square as labor strikers, who want higher wages and more economic security, have joined the protesters. The BBC's Paul Adams is in Tahrir Square, where he says he sees a confluence between the demands for a more secure Egypt and the desire to bring down the Mubarak regime.

The atmosphere "sometimes changes day to day," says Paul Adams even while today's mix is festive. At the same time, he says, the movement lacks a political leader and until a leader emerges, Mubarak will continue to have the upper hand.

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