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Egypt crisis: Protesters bicker as ‘great survivor’ Hosni Mubarak clings on

By Donald Macintyre in Cairo

Published 08/02/2011

CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 07: An anti-government demonstrator shows the victory sign as others shoot video on their celular phones in Tahrir Square on February 7, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Almost two weeks since the uprising began, thousands of protesters continue to occupy the square, demanding the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 07: An anti-government demonstrator shows the victory sign as others shoot video on their celular phones in Tahrir Square on February 7, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Almost two weeks since the uprising began, thousands of protesters continue to occupy the square, demanding the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 07: An anti-government demonstrator prays in front an Egyptian army post in Tahrir Square on February 7, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Almost two weeks since the uprising began, thousands of protesters continue to occupy the square, demanding the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 07: Anti-government demonstrators chant slogans for freedom in Tahrir Square on February 7, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Almost two weeks since the uprising began, thousands of protesters continue to occupy the square, demanding the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 07: An anti-government demonstrator shows the victory sign in Tahrir Square on February 7, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Almost two weeks since the uprising began, thousands of protesters continue to occupy the square, demanding the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 07: A man and woman stand arm in arm in Tahrir Square, watching a protest speaker February 7, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. An uneasy stand-off between anti- and pro-government factions in Egypt's central square continues February 7, with protests continuing unabated. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 07: A boy stands among waving Egyptian flags in Tahrir Square February 7, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. An uneasy stand-off between anti- and pro-government factions in Egypt's central square continues February 7, with protests continuing unabated. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 07: A mother carries her newborn through Tahrir Square while looking at photographs of Egyptians killed during the uprising on February 7, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Almost two weeks since the protests began, thousands of demonstrators continue to occupy the square, demanding the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
UNDATED - In this undated photo provided by Google, company executive Wael Ghonim is shown. Ghonim, who disappeared amid the chaos of massive protests that have shaken Egypt for two weeks, was released from government custody February 7, 2011. (Photo by Google via Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 07: His face painted in the national colors, anti-government protester Mamoud Tariq, 13, attends a demonstration in Tahrir Square on February 7, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Almost two weeks since the protests began, thousands of protesters continue to occupy the square, demanding the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
A public worker reacts behind razor wire as Egyptian anti-Mubarak protesters, unseen, block the street to cut the access of public workers to the Mogama, the main government service building, in a street leading to Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Feb. 7, 2011. The protests, which saw tens of thousands of people massing daily in downtown Cairo for demonstrations that at times turned violent, have raised questions about the impact on the economy. More than 160,000 foreign tourists fled the country in a matter of days last week, in an exodus sure to hammer the vital tourism sector. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Egyptian anti-Mubarak protesters react as others, unseen, block the street to cut the access of public workers to the Mogama, the main government service building, in a street leading to Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Feb. 7, 2011. The protests, which saw tens of thousands of people massing daily in downtown Cairo for demonstrations that at times turned violent, have raised questions about the impact on the economy. More than 160,000 foreign tourists fled the country in a matter of days last week, in an exodus sure to hammer the vital tourism sector. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Egyptian anti-Mubarak protesters sit next to armored Army vehicles in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Feb. 7, 2011. The protests, which saw tens of thousands of people massing daily in downtown Cairo for demonstrations that at times turned violent, have raised questions about the impact on the economy. More than 160,000 foreign tourists fled the country in a matter of days last week, in an exodus sure to hammer the vital tourism sector. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
People carry a symbolic coffin of Egyptian journalist Ahmed Mohammed Mahmoud, in symbolic funeral ceremony in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Feb. 7, 2011. The reporter who was shot during clashes a week ago died of his wounds Friday, his employer said, in the first reported death of a journalist in the chaos surrounding Egypt's anti-government protests. Mahmoud worked for Al-Taawun, a newspaper put out by the Al-Ahram publishing house and lived near central Tahrir Square, the focal point of protest rallies as well as clashes this week between large crowds of supporters and opponents of President Hosni Mubarak. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Anti-government demonstrators gather in Tahrir Square, the center of anti-government demonstrations, in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Feb. 7, 2011. A sense of normalcy began to return to the capital of some 18 million people, which has been largely closed since chaos erupted shortly after the protests began on Jan. 25. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 06: Anti-government protesters gather in Tahrir Square on February 6, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Thousands of demonstrators, including many women, turned out to continue their protest demanding the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 07: Anti-government demonstrators pray in front an Egyptian army post in Tahrir Square on February 7, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Almost two weeks since the uprising began, thousands of protesters continue to occupy the square, demanding the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 07: Anti-government demonstrators pray in front an Egyptian army post in Tahrir Square on February 7, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Almost two weeks since the uprising began, thousands of protesters continue to occupy the square, demanding the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
Anti-government demonstrators pray in front an Egyptian army post in Tahrir Square on February 7, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 07: Anti-government demonstrators rest in front an Egyptian army tank in Tahrir Square on February 7, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. The protesters want the army to stay in the square, as protection against government supporters. Almost two weeks since the uprising began, thousands of protesters continue to occupy the square, demanding the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 07: An anti-government demonstrators shoots video on his celular phone in Tahrir Square on February 7, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Almost two weeks since the uprising began, thousands of protesters continue to occupy the square, demanding the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 07: Anti-government demonstrators gather near an Egyptian army post in Tahrir Square on February 7, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Almost two weeks since the uprising began, thousands of protesters continue to occupy the square, demanding the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 06: Anti-government protesters walk past an Egyptian army tank in Tahrir Square on February 6, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Thousands of demonstrators, including families, turned out to continue their protest demanding the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Egyptian anti-Mubarak protesters react as others, unseen, block the street to cut the access of public workers to the Mogama, the main government service building, in a street leading to Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Feb. 7, 2011. The protests, which saw tens of thousands of people massing daily in downtown Cairo for demonstrations that at times turned violent, have raised questions about the impact on the economy. More than 160,000 foreign tourists fled the country in a matter of days last week, in an exodus sure to hammer the vital tourism sector. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Thousands of anti-government protesters gather in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Feb. 7, 2011. The protests, which saw tens of thousands of people massing daily in downtown Cairo for demonstrations that at times turned violent, have raised questions about the impact on the economy. More than 160,000 foreign tourists fled the country in a matter of days last week, in an exodus sure to hammer the vital tourism sector. (AP Photo/Manoocher Deghati)
People carry a symbolic coffin of Egyptian journalist Ahmed Mohammed Mahmoud, in symbolic funeral ceremony in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Feb. 7, 2011. The reporter who was shot during clashes a week ago died of his wounds Friday, his employer said, in the first reported death of a journalist in the chaos surrounding Egypt's anti-government protests. Mahmoud worked for Al-Taawun, a newspaper put out by the Al-Ahram publishing house and lived near central Tahrir Square, the focal point of protest rallies as well as clashes this week between large crowds of supporters and opponents of President Hosni Mubarak. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Public workers are seen behind razor wire as Egyptian anti-Mubarak protesters, unseen, block the street to cut their access to the Mogama, the main government service building, in a street leading to Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Feb. 7, 2011. The protests, which saw tens of thousands of people massing daily in downtown Cairo for demonstrations that at times turned violent, have raised questions about the impact on the economy. More than 160,000 foreign tourists fled the country in a matter of days last week, in an exodus sure to hammer the vital tourism sector. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Thousands of anti-government protesters gather in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Feb. 7, 2011. The protests, which saw tens of thousands of people massing daily in downtown Cairo for demonstrations that at times turned violent, have raised questions about the impact on the economy. More than 160,000 foreign tourists fled the country in a matter of days last week, in an exodus sure to hammer the vital tourism sector. (AP Photo/Manoocher Deghati)
Soldiers in a tank control traffic near Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Feb. 7, 2011. A sense of normalcy began to return to the capital of some 18 million people, which has been largely closed since chaos erupted shortly after the protests began on Jan. 25. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
An anti-government protester wears a mouth gag reading "30 years, enough" in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Feb. 7, 2011. The protests, which saw tens of thousands of people massing daily in downtown Cairo for demonstrations that at times turned violent, have raised questions about the impact on the economy. More than 160,000 foreign tourists fled the country in a matter of days last week, in an exodus sure to hammer the vital tourism sector. (AP Photo/Manoocher Deghati)
An effigy depicting Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak hangs while protesters wave Egyptian flags at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Feb. 7, 2011. The protests, which saw tens of thousands of people massing daily in downtown Cairo for demonstrations that at times turned violent, have raised questions about the impact on the economy. More than 160,000 foreign tourists fled the country in a matter of days last week, in an exodus sure to hammer the vital tourism sector. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Anti-government protesters, one showing a poster depicting Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak as Hitler, camp in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Feb. 7, 2011. The protests, which saw tens of thousands of people massing daily in downtown Cairo for demonstrations that at times turned violent, have raised questions about the impact on the economy. More than 160,000 foreign tourists fled the country in a matter of days last week, in an exodus sure to hammer the vital tourism sector. (AP Photo/Manoocher Deghati)
Egyptian Wael Ghonim, a Google Inc. marketing manager, talks at his home in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Feb.7, 2011. A Google manager held in Egypt for about 10 days over anti-government protests was freed Monday. (AP Photo/Ahmed Ali)
Egyptian army soldiers and tanks are positioned in front of anti-government demonstrators, using barricades to prevent pro-government protesters, not seen, from approaching them, in Tahrir Square, the center of anti-government demonstrations, in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Feb. 7, 2011. A sense of normalcy began to return to the capital of some 18 million people, which has been largely closed since chaos erupted shortly after the protests began on Jan. 25. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Egyptian anti-Mubarak protesters block the street to cut the access of public workers to the Mogama, the main government service building, in a street leading to Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Feb. 7, 2011. The protests, which saw tens of thousands of people massing daily in downtown Cairo for demonstrations that at times turned violent, have raised questions about the impact on the economy. More than 160,000 foreign tourists fled the country in a matter of days last week, in an exodus sure to hammer the vital tourism sector. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Two boys with with their faces painted in patriotic Egyptian colors as part of the anti-government movement talk in Tahrir Square February 6, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 06: Anti-government protesters gather in Tahrir Square on February 6, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Thousands of demonstrators, including many families, turned out to continue their protest demanding the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 06: Anti-government demonstrators clean up trash in Tahrir Square on February 6, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Thousands of demonstrators turned out to continue their protest demanding the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 06: Anti-government protesters gather in Tahrir Square on February 6, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Thousands of demonstrators, including many women, turned out to continue their protest demanding the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***
Green balloons reading: "Yes to life" are held by pro-life movement activists during Pope Benedict XVI's Angelus prayer in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. The Pontiff says he is praying that Egypt can find tranquillity and peaceful coexistence. Benedict said he is attentively following the "delicate situation in the dear Egyptian nation,'' addressing thousands of pilgrims Sunday in St. Peter's. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 06: An anti-government protester reads a Koran while leaning against makeshift barriers protecting the anti-government movement in Tahrir Square on February 6, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. An uneasy stand-off remains between anti and pro-government factions in Egypt's central square as the protests continue unabated. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 06: An anti-government protester leans against makeshift barriers protecting the anti-government movement in Tahrir Square February 6, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. An uneasy stand-off remains between anti and pro-government factions in Egypt's central square as the protests continue unabated. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 06: An Egyptian Army soldier in riot gear stands watch in Tahrir Square February 6, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. An uneasy stand-off remains between anti and pro-government factions in Egypt's central square as the protests continue unabated. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 06: Egyptian women in the anti-government movement march against president Hosni Mubarak in central Tahrir Square on February 6, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. An uneasy stand-off remains between anti and pro-government factions in Egypt's central square as the protests continue unabated. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 06: A wounded anti-government protester sits behind razor wire guarding the edge of the anti-government movement in Tahrir Square February 6, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. An uneasy stand-off remains between anti and pro-government factions in Egypt's central square as the protests continue unabated. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 06: Egyptian women in the anti-government movement march against president Hosni Mubarak in central Tahrir Square on February 6, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. An uneasy stand-off remains between anti and pro-government factions in Egypt's central square as the protests continue unabated. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 06: An anti-government protester stands with an Egyptian flag behind razor wire guarding the edge of the anti-government movement in Tahrir Square February 6, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. An uneasy stand-off remains between anti and pro-government factions in Egypt's central square as the protests continue unabated. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 06: Anti-government protesters who spent the night manning makeshift barriers protecting the anti-government movement in Tahrir Square eat breakfast the morning of February 6, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. An uneasy stand-off remains between anti and pro-government factions in Egypt's central square as the protests continue unabated. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 06: Egyptian soldiers in riot gear pull away a pro-Mubarak loyalist away from nearby anti-government protesters in Tahrir Square February 6, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. An uneasy stand-off between anti- and pro-government factions in Egypt's central square continues unabated. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 06: An Egyptian army soldier watches as anti-government protesters gather in Tahrir Square on February 6, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Thousands of demonstrators, including many families, turned out to continue their protest demanding the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 06: Anti-government protesters gather in Tahrir Square on February 6, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Thousands of demonstrators, including many women and children, turned out to continue their protest demanding the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 06: Anti-government protesters gather in Tahrir Square on February 6, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Thousands of demonstrators, including many women and children, turned out to continue their protest demanding the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Anti-government protesters demonstrate in Tahrir Square, the center of anti-government demonstrations, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. A sense of normalcy began to return to the capital of some 18 million people, which has been largely closed since chaos erupted shortly after the protests began on Jan. 25. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)
Anti-government protesters sit and lie inside the tracks of an Egyptian Army tank to prevent it from moving and to shield themselves from the rain, near Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt
An Egyptian anti-government demonstrator reads the news about the protests in a newspaper, as he stands in Tahrir Square, the center of anti-government demonstrations, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. A sense of normalcy began to return to the capital of some 18 million people, which has been largely closed since chaos erupted shortly after the protests began on Jan. 25. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
An Egyptian anti-government demonstrator holds a baby, wearing a hat bearing the words "Leave", as thousands gather in Tahrir Square, the center of anti-government demonstrations, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. A sense of normalcy began to return to the capital of some 18 million people, which has been largely closed since chaos erupted shortly after the protests began on Jan. 25. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
A young girl cries after being perched on top of an Egyptian Army tank by a relative, left, in order for him to take a photo of her on his mobile phone, as other anti-government protesters sit down in front of the tanks to prevent them from moving, at the protest site opposite the Egyptian Museum near Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, Egypt Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. Egypt's vice president met a broad representation of major opposition groups for the first time Sunday and agreed to allow freedom of the press and to release those detained since anti-government protests began, though Al-Jazeera's English-language news network said one of its correspondents had been detained the same day by the Egyptian military. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Egyptian anti-government demonstrators chant slogans as they gather in Tahrir Square, the center of anti-government demonstrations, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. A sense of normalcy began to return to the capital of some 18 million people, which has been largely closed since chaos erupted shortly after the protests began on Jan. 25. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Anti-government protesters demonstrate in Tahrir Square, the center of anti-government demonstrations, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. Egypt's vice president met a broad representation of major opposition groups for the first time Sunday and agreed to allow freedom of the press and to release those detained since anti-government protests began, though Al-Jazeera's English-language news network said one of its correspondents had been detained the same day by the Egyptian military. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)
A young Egyptian anti-government protester wearing face paint in the colors of the Egyptian flag is seen at the protest site opposite the Egyptian Museum near Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. Egypt's vice president met a broad representation of major opposition groups for the first time Sunday and agreed to allow freedom of the press and to release those detained since anti-government protests began, though Al-Jazeera's English-language news network said one of its correspondents had been detained the same day by the Egyptian military. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
An Egyptian anti-government demonstrator takes some rest in front of a barricade protecting the group from possible attacks by pro-government protesters in Tahrir Square, the center of anti-government demonstrations, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. A sense of normalcy began to return to the capital of some 18 million people, which has been largely closed since chaos erupted shortly after the protests began on Jan. 25. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Anti-government protesters demonstrate in Tahrir Square, the center of anti-government demonstrations, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. A sense of normalcy began to return to the capital of some 18 million people, which has been largely closed since chaos erupted shortly after the protests began on Jan. 25. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)
An Egyptian anti-government demonstrator takes some rest in front of a barricade protecting the group from possible attacks by pro-government protesters in Tahrir Square, the center of anti-government demonstrations, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. A sense of normalcy began to return to the capital of some 18 million people, which has been largely closed since chaos erupted shortly after the protests began on Jan. 25. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
An Egyptian anti-government demonstrator waves national flags as thousands gather in Tahrir Square, the center of anti-government demonstrations, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. A sense of normalcy began to return to the capital of some 18 million people, which has been largely closed since chaos erupted shortly after the protests began on Jan. 25. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Egyptian anti-Mubarak slogans designed by stone are written by protesters at Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. Egypt's largest opposition group, the Muslim Brotherhood, said it would begin talks Sunday with the government to try to end the country's political crisis but made clear it would insist on the immediate ouster of longtime authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
An Egyptian anti-Mubarak protester chants anti-Mubarak slogans at Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. Egypt's largest opposition group, the Muslim Brotherhood, said it would begin talks Sunday with the government to try to end the country's political crisis but made clear it would insist on the immediate ouster of longtime authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
An Egyptian anti-government protester puts a tape on his mouth with the word "Shut up" written in Arabic as he sits in Tahrir, or Liberation, Square in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011. State TV says the top leadership body of Egypt's ruling party, including the president's son Gamal Mubarak and the party secretary-general Safwat el-Sharif, resigned Saturday in a new gesture apparently aimed at convincing anti-government protesters that the regime is serious about reform. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
Egyptian anti-government demonstrators gather in Tahrir Square, the center of anti-government demonstrations, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. A sense of normalcy began to return to the capital of some 18 million people, which has been largely closed since chaos erupted shortly after the protests began on Jan. 25. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Egyptian anti-Mubarak protesters celebrate during a symbolic funeral for President Hosni Mubarak at Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. Egypt's largest opposition group, the Muslim Brotherhood, said it would begin talks Sunday with the government to try to end the country's political crisis but made clear it would insist on the immediate ouster of longtime authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak. Arabic reads " No condolences", Condolences in Tel Aviv" and " killer failure. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 05: An effigy of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak hangs in a traffic intersection in Tahrir Square on February 5, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Thousands of anti-government demonstrators continued to occupy the square in defiance of the Mubarak regime. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***
Egyptian anti-Mubarak protesters celebrate during a symbolic funeral for President Hosni Mubarak at Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. Egypt's largest opposition group, the Muslim Brotherhood, said it would begin talks Sunday with the government to try to end the country's political crisis but made clear it would insist on the immediate ouster of longtime authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak. Arabic read " No condolences", " get out". (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 5: People protest against the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak February 5, 2011 in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Egypt, a nation that has a long and deep-seated relationship with America, erupted in widespread protests calling for Mubarak to step down following similar unrest in Tunisia last month. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 5: People protest against the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak February 5, 2011 in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Egypt, a nation that has a long and deep-seated relationship with America, erupted in widespread protests calling for Mubarak to step down following similar unrest in Tunisia last month. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 5: A woman protests against the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak February 5, 2011 in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Egypt, a Muslim nation that has a long and deep-seated relationship with America, is the latest Muslim country after Tunisia to be shaken by waves of violent protests demanding that the current regime step down. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 5: People protest against the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak February 5, 2011 in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Egypt, a nation that has a long and deep-seated relationship with America, erupted in widespread protests calling for Mubarak to step down following similar unrest in Tunisia last month. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 5: People protest against the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak February 5, 2011 in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Egypt, a Muslim nation that has a long and deep-seated relationship with America, is the latest Muslim country after Tunisia to be shaken by waves of violent protests demanding that the current regime step down. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 5: A girl sits with signs sits during a protest against the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak February 5, 2011 in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Egypt, a nation that has a long and deep-seated relationship with America, erupted in widespread protests calling for Mubarak to step down following similar unrest in Tunisia last month. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 05: Anti-government demonstrators rest while blocking an Egyptian army tank in Tahrir Square on February 5, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Demonstrators, who remained in the Cairo's Tahrir Square following Friday's mass rally calling for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to resign, pleaded with the army to stay after hearing reports that they were pulling out. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Egyptian army soldiers and tanks are positioned in front of anti-government demonstrators, to prevent clashes between Mubarak supporters, unseen, and anti-government protesters who shelter behind makeshift barricades, in Tahrir square, Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011. Rallies in Cairo and behind-the-scenes diplomacy from the U.S. President Barack Obama administration is piling more pressure on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to make a swift exit and allow a temporary government to embark on an immediate path toward democracy. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 05: An effigy of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak hangs in a traffic intersection in Tahrir Square on February 5, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Thousands of anti-government demonstrators continued to occupy the square in defiance of the Mubarak regime. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 05: Anti-government protesters sweep up in Tahrir Square on February 5, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Thousands of anti-government demonstrators continued to occupy the square in defiance of the Mubarak regime. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 05: A suspected Egyptian policeman is led through a crowd after being captured in Tahrir Square on February 5, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Thousands of anti-government demonstrators continued to occupy the square in defiance of the Mubarak regime. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 05: An injured anti-government protester sleeps in Tahrir Square on February 5, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Thousands of anti-government demonstrators continued to occupy the square, demanding the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 05: A protester leads fellow anti-government demonstrators in chants against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Tahrir Square on February 5, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Demonstrators, who remained in the Cairo's Tahrir Square following Friday's mass rally calling for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to resign, pleaded with the army to stay after hearing reports that they were pulling out. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 05: An anti-government protester prays in Tahrir Square on February 5, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Thousands of anti-government demonstrators continued to occupy the square, demanding the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 05: An effigy of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak hangs at a traffic intersection in Tahrir Square on February 5, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Thousands of anti-government demonstrators continue to occupy the square, demanding the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 05: Anti-government protesters demand the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Tahrir Square on February 5, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Thousands of anti-government demonstrators continue to occupy the square, calling for the end of the Mubarak regime. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 05: An effigy of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak hangs at a traffic intersection in Tahrir Square on February 5, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Thousands of anti-government demonstrators continue to occupy the square, demanding the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 05: An anti-government protester prays in Tahrir Square on February 5, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Thousands of the demonstrators continue to occupy the square, demanding the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 05: An anti-government protester prays in Tahrir Square on February 5, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Thousands of the demonstrators continue to occupy the square, demanding the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 05: An anti-government protester prays in Tahrir Square on February 5, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Thousands of the demonstrators continue to occupy the square, demanding the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 05: An anti-government protester prays in Tahrir Square on February 5, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Thousands of the demonstrators continue to occupy the square, demanding the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Flames are seen after an explosion went off at a gas terminal in Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011 in El-Arish, setting off a massive fire. No injuries were reported, and the blaze was quickly brought under control after the gas flow was shut off. (AP Photo/Ashraf Swailem)
Flames are seen after an explosion went off at a gas terminal in Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011 in El-Arish, setting off a massive fire. No injuries were reported, and the blaze was quickly brought under control after the gas flow was shut off. (AP Photo/Ashraf Swailem)
Flames are seen after an explosion went off at a gas terminal in Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011 in El-Arish, setting off a massive fire. No injuries were reported, and the blaze was quickly brought under control after the gas flow was shut off. (AP Photo/Ashraf Swailem)
Flames are seen after an explosion went off at a gas terminal in Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011 in El-Arish, setting off a massive fire. No injuries were reported, and the blaze was quickly brought under control after the gas flow was shut off. (AP Photo/Ashraf Swailem)
A family of anti-government protestors sits in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011. Rallies in Cairo and behind-the-scenes diplomacy from the Obama administration is piling more pressure on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to make a swift exit and allow a temporary government to embark on an immediate path toward democracy. (AP Photo/Manoocher Deghati)
A wounded anti-government protestor uses his cellular phone in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011. Rallies in Cairo and behind-the-scenes diplomacy from the Obama administration is piling more pressure on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to make a swift exit and allow a temporary government to embark on an immediate path toward democracy. (AP Photo/Manoocher Deghati)
A girl waves her national flag as anti-government protestors gather in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011
Egyptian army soldiers catch a plain clothes state security policeman, center, after he was discovered by anti-Mubarak protesters in Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011. US President Barack Obama said Egypt's Hosni Mubarak should do the statesmanlike thing and make a quick handoff to a more representative government. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Egyptian army soldiers catch a plain clothes state security policeman, center, after he was discovered by anti-Mubarak protesters in Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011. President Barack Obama said Egypt's Hosni Mubarak should do the statesmanlike thing and make a quick handoff to a more representative government. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
An Egyptian anti-Mubarak protester flashes the V sign in front of a tank in Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011. President Barack Obama said Egypt's Hosni Mubarak should do the statesmanlike thing and make a quick handoff to a more representative government. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 05: Egyptian army soldiers remove debris from a destroyed vehicle as they plan to tow it away in Tahrir Square on February 5, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. The army planned to tow away the vehicles, which demonstrators had been using as barracades against supporters of President Hosni Mubarak. Thousands of anti-government demonstrators continued to occupy the square in defiance of the Mubarak regime. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 05: A protester leads fellow anti-government demonstrators in chants against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Tahrir Square on February 5, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Demonstrators, who remained in the Cairo's Tahrir Square following Friday's mass rally calling for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to resign, pleaded with the army to stay after hearing reports that they were pulling out. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 04: Anti-government protesters march in Tahrir Square February 4, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Clashes between anti- and pro-government factions in Egypt's central square quieted February 4, as anti-government protesters called for a "Day of Depature" and renewed demands for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to step down. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 04: A anti-government protester stands in Tahrir Square February 4, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Clashes between anti- and pro-government factions in Egypt's central square quieted February 4, as anti-government protesters called for a "Day of Depature" and renewed demands for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to step down. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 04: Egyptian anti-government protesters stare down nearby pro-government protesters in Talaat Harb Square the afternoon of February 4, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Clashes between anti- and pro-government factions in Egypt's city center diminished February 4, called "The day of departure" by anti-government protesters, as they claimed more of the city center and renewed demands for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to step down. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 04: An exhausted anti-government youth sleeps on a curb on the edge of Tahrir Square February 4, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Clashes between anti- and pro-government factions in Egypt's central square quieted February 4, as anti-government protesters called for a "Day of Depature" and renewed demands for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to step down. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
Egyptian soldiers stand behind a barbed wire barrier, as protesters walk past during anti-Mubarak protest in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Feb. 4, 2011. The Egyptian military guarded thousands of protesters pouring into Cairo's main square on Friday in an attempt to drive out President Hosni Mubarak after a week and half of pro-democracy demonstrations. (AP Photo/Ahmed Ali)
A wounded anti-government protester is carried after brief stone-throwing clashes with pro-government supporters in Talaat Harb square near Tahrir square in downtown Cairo, Egypt Friday, Feb. 4, 2011. Tens of thousands packed central Cairo Friday, waving flags and singing the national anthem, emboldened in their campaign to oust President Hosni Mubarak after they repelled pro-regime attackers in two days of bloody street battles. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
An anti-government protester sleeps on the ground in Tahrir, or Liberation Square, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011. President Barack Obama said Egypt's Hosni Mubarak should do the statesmanlike thing and make a quick handoff to a more representative government. The Arabic on the sash reads "Popular Protection Committee". (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 05: Anti-government demonstrators pray while blocking an Egyptian army vehicle in Tahrir Square on February 5, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Demonstrators, who remained in the Cairo's Tahrir Square following Friday's mass rally calling for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to resign, pleaded with the army to stay after hearing reports that they were pulling out. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 05: A protester leads fellow anti-government demonstrators in chants against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Tahrir Square on February 5, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Demonstrators, who remained in the Cairo's Tahrir Square following Friday's mass rally calling for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to resign, pleaded with the army to stay after hearing reports that they were pulling out. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 05: A protester leads fellow anti-government demonstrators in chants against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Tahrir Square on February 5, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Demonstrators, who remained in the Cairo's Tahrir Square following Friday's mass rally calling for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to resign, pleaded with the army to stay after hearing reports that they were pulling out. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 04: An unidentified man protests against the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Times Square on February 04, 2011 in New York City. According to published reports, about 500 people gathered behind police barricades calling for the long-time Egyptian leader's ouster. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) > on February 4, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 04: An unidentified woman protests against the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Times Square on February 04, 2011 in New York City. According to published reports, about 500 people gathered behind police barricades calling for the long-time Egyptian leader's ouster. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) > on February 4, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 04: A man protests against the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Times Square on February 04, 2011 in New York City. Egypt, a Muslim nation that has a long and deep-seated relationship with America, is the latest Muslim country after Tunisia to be shaken by waves of violent protests demanding that the current regime step down. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) > on February 4, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 04: An unidentified man protests against the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Times Square on February 04, 2011 in New York City. According to published reports, about 500 people gathered behind police barricades calling for the long-time Egyptian leader's ouster. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) > on February 4, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 04: A woman holds up a picture of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak during a protest in Times Square on February 04, 2011 in New York City. Egypt, a Muslim nation that has a long and deep-seated relationship with America, is the latest Muslim country after Tunisia to be shaken by waves of violent protests demanding that the current regime step down. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) > on February 4, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 04: American Stacy Mazzara was one of hundreds of people protesting against the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Times Square on February 04, 2011 in New York City. Egypt, a Muslim nation that has a long and deep-seated relationship with America, is the latest Muslim country after Tunisia to be shaken by waves of violent protests demanding that the current regime step down. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) > on February 4, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 04: People protest against the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Times Square on February 04, 2011 in New York City. Egypt, a Muslim nation that has a long and deep-seated relationship with America, is the latest Muslim country after Tunisia to be shaken by waves of violent protests demanding that the current regime step down. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) > on February 4, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 04: People protest against the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Times Square on February 04, 2011 in New York City. Egypt, a Muslim nation that has a long and deep-seated relationship with America, is the latest Muslim country after Tunisia to be shaken by waves of violent protests demanding that the current regime step down. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) > on February 4, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Anti-government protestors dance in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011. President Barack Obama said Egypt's Hosni Mubarak should do the statesmanlike thing and make a quick handoff to a more representative government. (AP Photo/Manoocher Deghati)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 04: Anti-government demonstrators chant in Tahrir Square on February 4, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Anti-government protesters have called today 'The day of departure'. Thousands have again gathered in Tahrir Square calling for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to step down. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***
An anti-government protester sleeps in Tahrir, or Liberation Square, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011. President Barack Obama said Egypt's Hosni Mubarak should do the statesmanlike thing and make a quick handoff to a more representative government. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)
An anti-government protester, wounded by stones hurled by pro-government protesters, is carried by a colleague, near Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Feb. 4, 2011. Tens of thousands packed central Cairo Friday, waving flags and singing the national anthem, emboldened in their campaign to oust President Hosni Mubarak after they repelled pro-regime attackers in two days of bloody street fights. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Anti-government protestors, look on behind makeshift barricades, in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Feb. 4, 2011. Tens of thousands packed central Cairo Friday, waving flags and singing the national anthem, emboldened in their campaign to oust President Hosni Mubarak after they repelled pro-regime attackers in two days of bloody street fights. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
An anti-government protestor holds a poster in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Feb. 4, 2011. Tens of thousands packed central Cairo Friday, waving flags and singing the national anthem, emboldened in their campaign to oust President Hosni Mubarak after they repelled pro-regime attackers in two days of bloody street fights. The U.S. was pressing Egypt for an immediate start to democratic transition, including a proposal for Mubarak to step down immediately. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 03: A woman protesting against the Egyptian government uses a burned out car to make a phone call February 3, 2011 in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt. The stand off between anti- and pro-President Hosni Mubarak factions in Egypt's central square continuted February 3, after a day and night of violence in which hundreds were injured in clashes. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 03: A wounded anti-government protester is carried off after being struck by a rock during clashes with pro-government supporters near a highway overpass on the edge of Tahrir Square the afternoon of February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Clashes between anti- and pro-government factions in Egypt's central square continued February 3, with anti-government forces gaining more territory outside of Tahrir Square from Egyptians loyal to the government of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 03: An anti-government protester throws rocks at pro-government supporters near a highway overpass on the edge of Tahrir Square the afternoon of February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Clashes between anti- and pro-government factions in Egypt's central square continued February 3, with anti-government forces gaining more territory outside of Tahrir Square from Egyptians loyal to the government of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: Passengers arrive at Gatwick Airport's South Terminal on a Foreign Office-chartered flight from Cairo, Egypt on February 3, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Oli Scarff-WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Anti-Mubarak protesters (bottom) clash with pro-Mubarak supporters in Tarhir Square, Cairo, Egypt, as the violence continues. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday February 3, 2011. At least eight people have been killed and hundreds injured in clashes in and around the Square, where pro-government attackers opened fire on protesters early this morning. See PA story POLITICS Egypt. Photo credit should read: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 03: An army tank keeps Supporters of President Mubarak (top) separate from anti-government protestors in Tahrir Square on February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. The Army have positioned tanks between protesters who had been battling with supporters of President Hosni Mubarak for the second day in and around Tahrir Square in Cairo. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 03: Anti-government protesters throw rocks at pro-government supporters near a highway overpass on the edge of Tahrir Square the afternoon of February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Clashes between anti- and pro-government factions in Egypt's central square continued February 3, with anti-government forces gaining more territory outside of Tahrir Square from Egyptians loyal to the government of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 03: Anti-government protesters throw rocks at pro-government supporters near a highway overpass on the edge of Tahrir Square the afternoon of February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Clashes between anti- and pro-government factions in Egypt's central square continued February 3, with anti-government forces gaining more territory outside of Tahrir Square from Egyptians loyal to the government of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 03: Anti-government protesters taunt and throw rocks at pro-government supporters near a highway overpass on the edge of Tahrir Square the afternoon of February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Clashes between anti- and pro-government factions in Egypt's central square continued February 3, with anti-government forces gaining more territory outside of Tahrir Square from Egyptians loyal to the government of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 03: An anti-government protester throws rocks at pro-government supporters near a highway overpass on the edge of Tahrir Square the afternoon of February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Clashes between anti- and pro-government factions in Egypt's central square continued February 3, with anti-government forces gaining more territory outside of Tahrir Square from Egyptians loyal to the government of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 03: Anti-government protesters carry rocks to throw at pro-government supporters near a highway overpass on the edge of Tahrir Square the afternoon of February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Clashes between anti- and pro-government factions in Egypt's central square continued February 3, with anti-government forces gaining more territory outside of Tahrir Square from Egyptians loyal to the government of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 03: A wounded anti-government protester is carried off after being struck by a rock during clashes with pro-government supporters near a highway overpass on the edge of Tahrir Square the afternoon of February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Clashes between anti- and pro-government factions in Egypt's central square continued February 3, with anti-government forces gaining more territory outside of Tahrir Square from Egyptians loyal to the government of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 03: An anti-government protester taunts while throwing rocks at pro-government supporters near a highway overpass on the edge of Tahrir Square the afternoon of February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Clashes between anti- and pro-government factions in Egypt's central square continued February 3, with anti-government forces gaining more territory outside of Tahrir Square from Egyptians loyal to the government of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 03: An anti-government demonstrator is treated for a head wound after being hit by a rock in clashes on February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. The Army positioned tanks between the protesters who had been battling with supporters of President Hosni Mubarak for the second day in and around Tahrir Square in Cairo. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 03: An anti-government demonstrator is treated for a head wound after being hit by a stone in clashes on February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. The Egyptian army positioned tanks between the protesters who had been battling with supporters of President Hosni Mubarak for the second day in and around Tahrir Square in Cairo. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 03: An anti-government demonstrator holds a sign during clashes on February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Initial protests against the government were organized on internet social media. The Egyptian army positioned tanks between the protesters during a second day of violent skirmishes in and around Tahrir Square in Cairo. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 03: Anti-government protesters throw rocks at pro-government supporters as they try to protect themselves from incoming stones near a highway overpass on the edge of Tahrir Square the afternoon of February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Clashes between anti- and pro-government factions in Egypt's central square continued February 3, with anti-government forces gaining more territory outside of Tahrir Square from Egyptians loyal to the government of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 03: An anti-government protester is carried off after being wounded during clashes with pro-government supporters near a highway overpass on the edge of Tahrir Square the afternoon of February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Clashes between anti- and pro-government factions in Egypt's central square continued February 3, with anti-government forces gaining more territory outside of Tahrir Square from Egyptians loyal to the government of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 03: An anti-government protester exhorts fellow demonstrators to make space for Egyptian army soldiers on February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. The Army positioned tanks between the protesters who had been battling with supporters of President Hosni Mubarak for the second day in and around Tahrir Square in Cairo. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 03: Egyptian men protest against the government of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek during a march in central Tahrir Square on February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. The standoff between anti- and pro-Mubarek factions in Egypt's central square continued after a day and night of violence in which hundreds were injured in clashes. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 03: A captured Egyptian man that anti-government protesters allege is a member of the Egyptian government security forces screams as his handcuffed are adjusted in an ad hoc anti-government command center February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Anti-government Egyptian leaders questioned the man and several other suspected security officers, who were captured near Tahrir Square, allegedly trying to blend in with anti-government protesters. The standoff between anti- and pro-Mubarak factions in Egypt's central square continued after a day and night of violence in which hundreds were injured in clashes. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 03: A protesting Egyptian man, who was struck in the face with a rock during recent clashes with supporters of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek, stands in central Tahrir Square on February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. The standoff between anti- and pro-Mubarek factions in Egypt's central square continued after a day and night of violence in which hundreds were injured in clashes. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 03: A captured Egyptian man suspected of being in the government security forces is roughly handled by anti-government protesters in Tahrir Square February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Anti-government Egyptian leaders have captured dozens of Egyptians they allege are government police or intelligence officers, trying to blend in with anti-government protesters. The standoff between anti- and pro-Mubarek factions in Egypt's central square continued after a day and night of violence in which hundreds were injured in clashes. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 03: Anti-government protestors rest in a truck after clashes with supporters of President Hosni Mubarak in Tahrir Square on February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. The Army have positioned tanks between protesters who had been battling with supporters of President Hosni Mubarak for the second day in and around Tahrir Square in Cairo. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 03: An anti-government protestor holds a blooded Egyptian flag in Tahrir Square on February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. The Army have positioned tanks between protesters who had been battling with supporters of President Hosni Mubarak for the second day in and around Tahrir Square in Cairo. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 03: Anti-government protestors wave Egyptian flags in Tahrir Square on February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. The Army have positioned tanks between protesters who had been battling with supporters of President Hosni Mubarak for the second day in and around Tahrir Square in Cairo. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 03: An injured anti-government protestor rests amongst rocks in Tahrir Square after clashes with supporters of President Hosni Mubarak on February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. The Army have positioned tanks between protesters who had been battling with supporters of President Hosni Mubarak for the second day in and around Tahrir Square in Cairo. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 03: A man looks down from the window of a derelict house as anti-government protestors man barricades in Tahrir Square on February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. The Army have positioned tanks between protesters who had been battling with supporters of President Hosni Mubarak for the second day in and around Tahrir Square in Cairo. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 03: An anti-government protestor holds a rock as he looks down on supporters of President Mubarak from the roof of a derelict house in Tahrir Square on February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. The Army have positioned tanks between protesters who had been battling with supporters of President Hosni Mubarak for the second day in and around Tahrir Square in Cairo. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 03: Anti-government protestors look down from the roof of a derelict house in Tahrir Square on February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. The Army have positioned tanks between protesters who had been battling with supporters of President Hosni Mubarak for the second day in and around Tahrir Square in Cairo. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
An Egyptian pro government protester shouts as he is held back by Army soldiers in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. New clashes are heating up again and shots are being fired in the air around Cairo's central Tahrir Square as anti-government protesters push back regime supporters. The two sides are trading volleys of stone-throwing, but government backers are falling back and protesters are swarming onto a highway overpass from which their rivals had pelted them with stones and firebombs overnight. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
Anti-government protestors throw stones during clashes in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. Another bout of heavy gunfire and clashes erupted Thursday around dusk in the Cairo square at the center of Egypt's anti-government chaos, while new looting and arson spread around the capital. Gangs of thugs supporting President Hosni Mubarak attacked reporters, foreigners, and human rights workers and the army rounded up foreign journalists. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
A wounded anti-government protester holds up his bloodied hand as he is carried by others back from clashes with pro-government supporters near the Egyptian Museum in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. Anti-government protesters and regime supporters clashed in a second day of rock-throwing battles, while gangs of thugs supporting Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak attacked reporters, foreigners and rights workers as the army rounded up foreign journalists and new looting and arson were reported. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
An anti-government protestor displays a haircut reading "Out" in Cairo's main square, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. New clashes are heating up again and shots are being fired in the air around Cairo's central Tahrir Square as anti-government protesters push back regime supporters. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)
An anti-government protester throws rocks at pro-government supporters, while another talks on his mobile phone, right, during clashes between the two sides near the Egyptian Museum in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. Protesters and regime supporters skirmished in a second day of rock-throwing battles at a central Cairo square while new lawlessness spread around the city. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
A soldier standing on a tank gestures in Cairo's Tahrir Square, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. The Egyptian military is taking up positions between anti-government demonstrators and supporters of President Hosni Mubarak. Hours after automatic gunfire hit the protest camp at Tahrir Square, soldiers carrying rifles could be seen lining up between the two sides late Thursday morning. Several hundred other soldiers were moving toward the front line. (AP Photo/Victoria Hazou)
An anti-government protester swings an Egyptian flag, while smoking a cigarette, to beckon others to reinforce those at the frontline of clashes with pro-government supporters, near the Egyptian Museum in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. Protesters and regime supporters skirmished in a second day of rock-throwing battles at a central Cairo square while new lawlessness spread around the city. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 03: Anti-government protesters continue to occupy Tahrir Square on February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Clashes between groups opposed to President Hosni Mubarak and supporters of his 30 year rule continued into the night, as the Egyptian health minister reported that five people died in yesterday's violence. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 03: An anti-government protester wears a makeshift helmet during a stone-throwing battle with supporters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. The Army positioned tanks between the protesters who had been battling for a second day in and around Tahrir Square in Cairo. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 03: Anti-government protesters throw stones towards supporters of President Hosni Mubarak on February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. The Army positioned tanks between the protesters who had been battling for a second day in and around Tahrir Square in Cairo. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
A wounded anti-government demonstrator flashes the V sign in Cairo's Tahrir Square, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. The Egyptian military is taking up positions between anti-government demonstrators and supporters of President Hosni Mubarak. Hours after automatic gunfire hit the protest camp at Tahrir Square, soldiers carrying rifles could be seen lining up between the two sides late Thursday morning. Several hundred other soldiers were moving toward the front line. (AP Photo/Victoria Hazou)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 03: An anti-government protester tries to restrain comrades from lynching a captured supporter of President Hosni Mubarak on February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. The army positioned tanks between the protesters who had been battling for a second day in and around Tahrir Square in Cairo. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 03: An anti-government demonstrator prays near Egyptian army vehicles on February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. The Army positioned tanks between the protesters who had been battling with supporters of President Hosni Mubarak for the second day in and around Tahrir Square in Cairo. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Anti-government protestors throw stones during clashes in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. Another bout of heavy gunfire and clashes erupted Thursday around dusk in the Cairo square at the center of Egypt's anti-government chaos, while new looting and arson spread around the capital. Gangs of thugs supporting President Hosni Mubarak attacked reporters, foreigners, and human rights workers and the army rounded up foreign journalists. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
Journalist Christiane Amanpour talks to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (AP Photo/ABC News) NO SALES
Soldiers protect a suspected pro-government supporter, bottom left in red, near Cairo's main square, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. New clashes are heating up and shots are being fired in the air around Cairo's central Tahrir Square as anti-government protesters push back regime supporters.(AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)
Egyptians shout anti-Mubarak slogans during a march in Alexandria, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. Egyptian authorities battled to save President Hosni Mubarak's regime with a series of concessions and promises to protesters, but realities on the streets of Cairo may be outrunning his capacity for change. (AP Photo/Tarek Fawzy)
Egyptian anti government protesters throw stones during clashes in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. New clashes are heating up again and shots are being fired in the air around Cairo's central Tahrir Square as anti-government protesters push back regime supporters.The two sides are trading volleys of stone-throwing, but government backers are falling back and protesters are swarming onto a highway overpass from which their rivals had pelted them with stones and firebombs overnight. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
A Egyptian pro-government protester is prevented throwing stones by soldiers in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. New clashes are heating up again and shots are being fired in the air around Cairo's central Tahrir Square as anti-government protesters push back regime supporters. The two sides are trading volleys of stone-throwing, but government backers are falling back and protesters are swarming onto a highway overpass from which their rivals had pelted them with stones and firebombs overnight. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
An anti-government protester, right, attempts to protect an injured suspected pro-government supporter, center, from other protesters near Tahrir, or Liberation square in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. New clashes are heating up and shots are being fired in the air around Cairo's central Tahrir Square as anti-government protesters push back regime supporters.(AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)
Protestors throw stones in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. Egypt's prime minister apologized for an attack by government supporters on protesters in a surprising show of contrition Thursday, and the government offered more concessions to try to calm the wave of demonstrations demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Egyptian anti government protesters throw stones during clashes in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. New clashes are heating up again and shots are being fired in the air around Cairo's central Tahrir Square as anti-government protesters push back regime supporters. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
An injured Egyptian doctor treats an injured suspected pro-government supporter, near Tahrir, or Liberation square in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. New clashes are heating up and shots are being fired in the air around Cairo's central Tahrir Square as anti-government protesters push back regime supporters.(AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)
Anti-government protestors throw stones during clashes in Cairo, Egypt.
Supporters of embattled Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak ride horses through the melee during a clash between pro- and anti-Mubarak protesters February 2, 2011 in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt.
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 02: An anti-government protestor shows blooded hands from an injury received during clashes with supporters of President Mubarak in Tahrir Square on February 2, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Anti-government protestors continue to occupy Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo after President Mubarak announced that he would not run for another term in office but stay in power until elections later this year. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
A supporter of embattled Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek rides a camel through the melee during a clash between pro-Mubarek and anti-government protesters in Tahrir Square on February 2, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt.
A supporter of embattled Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek is thrown from a horse during a clash between pro-Mubarek and anti-government protesters in Tahrir Square on February 2, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt.
Pro-government demonstrators, below, and anti-government demonstrators, above, clash in Tahrir Square, the center of anti-government demonstrations, in Cairo, Egypt Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011.
A demonstrator in Tahrir or Liberation Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 01: Anti-government protestors waves their shoes, in a gesture of anger, after President Hosni Mubarak announces that he will not seek re-election on February 1, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Protests in Egypt continued with the largest gathering yet, with many tens of thousands assembling in central Cairo, demanding the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarek. The Egyptian army has said it will not fire on protestors as they gather in large numbers in central Cairo. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 01: Anti-government protestors wave their shoes, in a gesture of anger, after President Hosni Mubarak announces that he will not seek re-election on February 1, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Protests in Egypt continued with the largest gathering yet, with many tens of thousands assembling in central Cairo, demanding the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarek. The Egyptian army has said it will not fire on protestors as they gather in large numbers in central Cairo. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 01: An anti-government protestor waves a shoe, in a gesture of anger, after President Hosni Mubarak announced that he will not seek re-election on February 1, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Protests in Egypt continued with the largest gathering yet, with many tens of thousands assembling in central Cairo, demanding the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarek. The Egyptian army has said it will not fire on protestors as they gather in large numbers in central Cairo. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 01: Anti-government protestors in Tahrir Square continue to defy the curfew as they listen to a radio as President Hosni Mubarak announces that he will not seek re-election on February 1, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Protests in Egypt continued with the largest gathering yet, with many tens of thousands assembling in central Cairo, demanding the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarek. The Egyptian army has said it will not fire on protestors as they gather in large numbers in central Cairo. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 01: Anti-government protestors continue to defy the curfew as they stand with placards in Tahrir Square on February 1, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Protests in Egypt continued with the largest gathering yet, with many tens of thousands assembling in central Cairo, demanding the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarek. The Egyptian army has said it will not fire on protestors as they gather in large numbers in central Cairo. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 01: Anti-government protestors continue to defy the curfew as they wait to hear President Hosni Mubarak speak on television in Tahrir Square on February 1, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Protests in Egypt continued with the largest gathering yet, with many tens of thousands assembling in central Cairo, demanding the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarek. The Egyptian army has said it will not fire on protestors as they gather in large numbers in central Cairo. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 01: Protesters wave a flag from a light pole near an effigy of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek after he gave a speech on his political future in Tahrir Square February 1, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. In a pre-recorded televised address to the country, President Mubarak announced that he would not run for another term in office, but whether protesting Egyptians would agree with him about staying in office until elections later this year is uncertain. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 01: Protestors gather in Tahrir Square on February 1, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. The Egyptian army has said it will not fire on protestors as they gather in large numbers in central Cairo demanding the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubare. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 01: Protesting Egyptian men watch Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek give a speech on a projected television screen in Tahrir Square February 1, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. In a pre-recorded televised address to the country, President Mubarak announced that he would not run for another term in office, but whether protesting Egyptians would agree with him about staying in office until elections later this year is uncertain. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 01: Protestors gather in Tahrir Square on February 1, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Protests in Egypt continued with the largest gathering yet, with many tens of thousands assembling in central Cairo, demanding the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarek. The Egyptian army has said it will not fire on protestors as they gather in large numbers in central Cairo. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 01: Protestors gather in Tahrir Square on February 1, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Protests in Egypt continued with the largest gathering yet, with many tens of thousands assembling in central Cairo, demanding the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarek. The Egyptian army has said it will not fire on protestors as they gather in large numbers in central Cairo. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 01: A man gives a victory sign in Tahrir Square on February 1, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. The Egyptian army has said it will not fire on protestors as they gather in large numbers in central Cairo demanding the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubare. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 01: People hold up their identity cards as they enter Tahrir Square on February 1, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. The Egyptian army has said it will not fire on protestors as they gather in large numbers in central Cairo demanding the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubare. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 01: A man sings anti-government slogans during a massive rally in Tahrir Square February 1, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Protests in Egypt continued with the largest gathering yet, with many tens of thousands assembling in central Cairo, demanding the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarek. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 01: A man shouts anti-government slogans on a megaphone during a massive rally in Tahrir Square February 1, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Protests in Egypt continued with the largest gathering yet, with many tens of thousands assembling in central Cairo, demanding the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarek. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 01: A man shouts anti-government slogans during a massive rally in Tahrir Square February 1, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Protests in Egypt continued with the largest gathering yet, with many tens of thousands assembling in central Cairo, demanding the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarek. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 01: Protestors gather in Tahrir Square on February 1, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Protests in Egypt continued with the largest gathering yet, with many tens of thousands assembling in central Cairo, demanding the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarek. The Egyptian army has said it will not fire on protestors as they gather in large numbers in central Cairo. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 01: A youth with an Egyptian flag painted on his face stands in Tahrir Square on February 1, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Protests in Egypt continued with the largest gathering yet, with many tens of thousands assembling in central Cairo, demanding the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarek. The Egyptian army has said it will not fire on protestors as they gather in large numbers in central Cairo. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 01: A poster placed on a lamp post calls for the return of the internet after it was shut down by the government on February 1, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Protests in Egypt continued with the largest gathering yet, with many tens of thousands assembling in central Cairo, demanding the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarek. The Egyptian army has said it will not fire on protestors as they gather in large numbers in central Cairo. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 01: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) at the end of the trading day on February 1, 2011 in New York City. Despite investor's fears of the protests in Egypt spreading through global markets, the Dow Jones industrial average (INDU) rallied 148 points to close up over 12,000, its highest level in two years. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 01: A youth waves Egyptian flags from a lamp post in Tahrir Square on February 1, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. The Egyptian army has said it will not fire on protestors as they gather in large numbers in central Cairo. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 01: Protesters watch Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek give a speech on a projected television screen in Tahrir Square February 1, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. In a pre-recorded televised address to the country, President Mubarak announced that he would not run for another term in office, but whether protesting Egyptians would permit him stay in office until elections later this year is uncertain. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 01: Protesters show the soles of their shoes, a grave insult in Arab Muslim countries, as a reaction after Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek gave a speech to the nations on a projected television screen in Tahrir Square February 1, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. In a pre-recorded televised address to the country, President Mubarak announced that he would not run for another term in office, but whether protesting Egyptians would agree with him about staying in office until elections later this year is uncertain. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 01: A protester shows the sole of their shoe, a grave insult in Arab Muslim countries, as a reaction after Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek gave a speech to the nations on a projected television screen in Tahrir Square February 1, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. In a pre-recorded televised address to the country, President Mubarak announced that he would not run for another term in office, but whether protesting Egyptians would agree with him about staying in office until elections later this year is uncertain. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
A soldier holds a crying girl from his armored vehicle just outside Tahrir, or Liberation, Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city's main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power. (AP Photo/Victoria Hazou)
A soldier looks out of his armored vehicle just outside Tahrir, or Liberation, Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city's main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power. (AP Photo/Victoria Hazou)
An anti-government protester holds a banner showing a picture of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and reading "Bye Bye Mubarak" during the continuing demonstration in Tahrir square in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city's main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Young girls wave Egyptian flags atop an armored vehicle just outside Tahrir or Liberation Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city's main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power. (AP Photo/Victoria Hazou)
Anti-government protesters pray, as others demonstrate in Tahrir, or Liberation Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city's main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)
A crowd remains late afternoon in Tahrir, or Liberation, Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city's main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
A group of pro-government supporters, one carrying a knife, right, take to the streets following Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's speech, in the Imbaba neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011. After Mubarak announced Tuesday he would not run for a new term in September elections but rejected protesters' demands he step down immediately and leave the country, clashes erupted between protesters and government supporters in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria and gunshots were heard, according to footage by Al-Jazeera television. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
A group of pro-government supporters take to the streets following Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's speech, in the Imbaba neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011. After Mubarak announced Tuesday he would not run for a new term in September elections but rejected protesters' demands he step down immediately and leave the country, clashes erupted between protesters and government supporters in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria and gunshots were heard, according to footage by Al-Jazeera television. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
A group of pro-government supporters take to the streets holding a poster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak after his speech, in the Imbaba neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011. After Mubarak announced Tuesday he would not run for a new term in September elections but rejected protesters' demands he step down immediately and leave the country, clashes erupted between protesters and government supporters in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria and gunshots were heard, according to footage by Al-Jazeera television. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
A group of pro-government supporters take to the streets following Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's speech, in the Imbaba neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011. After Mubarak announced Tuesday he would not run for a new term in September elections but rejected protesters' demands he step down immediately and leave the country, clashes erupted between protesters and government supporters in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria and gunshots were heard, according to footage by Al-Jazeera television. Writing in arabic on poster showing Hosni Mubarak reads "The people of the island of Imbaba. Yes to the NDP (the ruling National Democratic Party). The Island of Imbaba. Yes to Mubarak". (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
People watch soldiers controlling access near Tahrir, or Liberation, Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. Security officials say authorities have shut down all roads and public transportation to Cairo, where tens of thousands of people are converging to demand the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak after nearly 30 years in power. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
People walk on their way to Tahrir, or Liberation, Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. Security officials say authorities have shut down all roads and public transportation to Cairo, where tens of thousands of people are converging to demand the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak after nearly 30 years in power. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 01: Two Egyptian men stand by the Pyramids February 1, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. The Pyramids, Egypt's most notable historical treasure, have been officially closed since street protests rocked the country, demanding the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubare. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
Young girls wave Egyptian flags atop an armored vehicle just outside Tahrir or Liberation Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city's main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power. (AP Photo/Victoria Hazou)
Anti-government protesters demonstrate as night falls in Tahrir, or Liberation Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city's main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)
A demonstrator reacts in Tahrir or Liberation Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city's main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Anti-government protesters pray, as others demonstrate in Tahrir, or Liberation Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city's main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)
Demonstrators pray in Tahrir, or Liberation, Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city's main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)
Young girls wave Egyptian flags atop an armored vehicle just outside Tahrir or Liberation Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city's main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power. (AP Photo/Victoria Hazou)
Clerics from Al Azhar Islamic university address the crowd in Tahrir, or Liberation, Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. Tens of thousands of people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city's main square as a call for a million protesters was answered by the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power. (AP Photo/Victoria Hazou)
A veiled woman holds a poster calling for President Hosni Mubarak to go, in Tahrir, or Liberation, Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. Tens of thousands of people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city's main square as a call for a million protesters was answered by the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power. (AP Photo/Victoria Hazou)
A musician performs in Tahrir, or Liberation, Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. Tens of thousands of people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city's main square as a call for a million protesters was answered by the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power. The slogan on the drum reads "Egyptian youths love their country". (AP Photo/Victoria Hazou)
A demonstrator holds a poster showing Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and reading "Leave oppressor" in Tahrir or Liberation,Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city's main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
An Egyptian man waves his national flag atop a statue just outside Tahrir, or Liberation, Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city's main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
A girl standing on a man's shoulders reacts during a demonstration in Tahrir, or Liberation, Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city's main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Muslims pray in Tarhir Square, Cairo, Egypt, as protesters gather calling for President Hosni Mubarak to stand down. Tuesday February 1, 2011.
A man standing on lamppost and holding spent ammunition cartridges reacts on Tahrir, or Liberation Square, in Cairo, Egypt, Monday Jan. 31, 2011. A coalition of opposition groups called for a million people to take to Cairo's streets Tuesday to ratchet up pressure for President Hosni Mubarak to leave. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Women shout during an anti-government demonstration in Cairo, Egypt, Monday Jan. 31, 2011. A coalition of opposition groups called for a million people to take to Cairo's streets Tuesday to ratchet up pressure for President Hosni Mubarak to leave. (AP Photo/Mohammed Abou Zaid)
An Egyptian family riding a scooter pass by a fire-damaged shopping mall guarded by an army tank in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Jan. 31, 2011. A coalition of opposition groups called for a million people to take to Cairo's streets Tuesday to ratchet up pressure for President Hosni Mubarak to leave. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
An Egyptian tank enters Tahrir Square in Cairo with anti-Mubarak slogans painted in Arabic
Egyptian special forces secure the main floor inside the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Jan. 31, 2011. Would-be looters broke into Cairo's famed Egyptian Museum on Saturday Jan. 29, 2011, ripping the heads off two mummies and damaging some artifacts before being caught and detained by army soldiers, Egypt's antiquities chief Zahi Hawass said Saturday, while reporting that the vandals did not manage to steal any of the museum's antiquities, and that the prized collection is secure from thieves and under military guard.(AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)
Egyptian Nobel Peace laureate and democracy advocate Mohamed ElBaradei addresses the crowd at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Sunday Jan.30, 2011. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
Protesters throw firebombs at riot police after police shot at protesters accompanying the funeral procession of an anti-government protester killed yesterday, in a street near Tahrir square in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011. Thousands of protesters returned to Cairo's central Tahrir Square, chanting slogans against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and demanding his departure. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
A man with a bandaged face uses a cellular phone during a demonstration in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday Jan. 30, 2011. Minutes before the start of a 4 p.m. curfew, at least two jets appeared and made multiple passes over downtown, including a central square where thousands of protesters were calling for the departure of President Hosni Mubarak. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
In this photo taken Friday, Jan.28, 2011, a crowd demonstrate in Alexandria, Egypt. Thousands of Alexandrians met to pray Sunday Jan 30 in downtown Alexandria, a Mediterranean port city that is a stronghold of the Muslim Brotherhood. After prayers, the crowd marched towards the city's old mosque to pray for the souls of those who died in the protests. (AP Photo/Tarek Fawzi)
In this photo taken Saturday, Jan.29, 2011, a crowd demonstrate in Alexandria, Egypt. Thousands of Alexandrians met to pray Sunday Jan 30 in downtown Alexandria, a Mediterranean port city that is a stronghold of the Muslim Brotherhood. After prayers, the crowd marched towards the city's old mosque to pray for the souls of those who died in the protests.(AP Photo/Tarek Fawzi)
An anti-government protester cries out after seeing the body of another who was shot by police moments before, in Tahrir square in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011. Thousands of anti-government protesters returned to Cairo's central Tahrir Square, chanting slogans against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and demanding his departure. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Egyptian men sit as they try to protect from looting the Arcadia shopping center, that was already partially looted, damaged and set on fire by people in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011. Cairo residents boarded up homes and set up neighborhood watches of citizens armed with guns, clubs and knives as looting and violence engulfed the capital. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Egyptian army soldiers read newspapers as they sit atop their armored vehicles in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011. With the police having disappeared from the streets, residents reported gangs of youths, some on motorbikes, roaming the streets, looting supermarkets, shopping malls and stores. Some of the gangs made it to affluent residential areas in the suburbs, breaking into luxury homes and apartments. The crackle of gunfire could be heard in the city center as well as outlying districts. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 29: Protestors flee a volley tear gas in Tarhir Square on January 29, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Tens of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets across Egypt in Cairo, Suez, and Alexandria to call for the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. Riot police and the Army have been sent into the streets to quell the protests, which so far have claimed 32 lives and left more than a thousand injured. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: A man walks through flood water near government buildings on January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes after Police were nowhere to be seen on the streets. Broadcasts from the Al-Jazeera television network via an Egyptian satellite have now been halted. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: A man watches as an Egyptian Army tank approaches on January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes after Police were nowhere to be seen on the streets. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: A man sweeps up debris from the site of violence the previous day between marchers and government forces on January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes after Police were nowhere to be seen on the streets. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: A protester walks though Tahrir Square carrying food on January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes after Police were nowhere to be seen on the streets. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: An exhausted marcher rests in Tahrir Square after days of protests on January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes after Police were nowhere to be seen on the streets. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: Exhausted Egyptians rest on the grass in in Tahrir Square after days of protests on January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes after Police were nowhere to be seen on the streets. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: A man walks through the charred remains of a burned government building January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes after Police were nowhere to be seen on the streets. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: An Egyptian Army officer sympathizing with marchers is carried during an anti-government protest in Tahrir Square January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes after Police were nowhere to be seen on the streets. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: Egyptian Army soldiers drive an armored personel carrier slowly through throngs of anti-government protesters in Tahrir Square January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes after Police were nowhere to be seen on the streets. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: An Egyptian Army soldier stands by during a demonstration against President Hosni Mubarak in Tahrir Square January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes after Police were nowhere to be seen on the streets. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: A man watches as an Egyptian Army tank approaches on January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes after Police were nowhere to be seen on the streets. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 29: People protest against the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak outside of the United Nations on January 29, 2011 in New York City. Egypt, a Muslim nation that has a long and deep-seated relationship with America is the latest Muslim country after Tunisia to be shaken by waves of violent protests demanding that the current regime step down. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: An anti-government protester cries during Islamic prayers in Tahrir Square at sundown January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo remained in a state of flux and marchers continued to protest in the streets and defy curfew, demanding the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: Anti-government protesters conduct Islamic prayers in Tahrir Square at sundown January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo remained in a state of flux and marchers continued to protest in the streets and defy curfew, demanding the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: A man holds an Egyptian flag as the sun sets on a mass anti-government protest in Tahrir Square January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo remained in a state of flux and marchers continued to protest in the streets and defy curfew, demanding the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: An anti-government protester cries during Islamic prayers in Tahrir Square at sundown January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo remained in a state of flux and marchers continued to protest in the streets and defy curfew, demanding the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: A man in Tahrir Square holds a piece of paper with a drawing of President Hosni Mubarak on January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes after Police were nowhere to be seen on the streets. Broadcasts from the Al-Jazeera television network via an Egyptian satellite have now been halted. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: A man in Tahrir Square holds a placard on January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes after Police were nowhere to be seen on the streets. Broadcasts from the Al-Jazeera television network via an Egyptian satellite have now been halted. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: People pray in Tahrir Square on January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes after Police were nowhere to be seen on the streets. Broadcasts from the Al-Jazeera television network via an Egyptian satellite have now been halted. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: A man in Tahrir Square holds an anti US placard on January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes after Police were nowhere to be seen on the streets. Broadcasts from the Al-Jazeera television network via an Egyptian satellite have now been halted. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: A man wrapped in an Egyptian flag gestures in Tahrir Square on January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes after Police were nowhere to be seen on the streets. Broadcasts from the Al-Jazeera television network via an Egyptian satellite have now been halted. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: A boy in Tahrir Square holds doctored photographs of President Hosni Mubarak on January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes after Police were nowhere to be seen on the streets. Broadcasts from the Al-Jazeera television network via an Egyptian satellite have now been halted. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: People in Tahrir Square pray for the dead on January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes after Police were nowhere to be seen on the streets. Broadcasts from the Al-Jazeera television network via an Egyptian satellite have now been halted. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: A man in Tahrir Square holds a placard calling for President Hosni Mubarak to ''go out'' on January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes after Police were nowhere to be seen on the streets. Broadcasts from the Al-Jazeera television network via an Egyptian satellite have now been halted. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: A man gestures as he speaks to protestors in Tahrir Square on January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes after Police were nowhere to be seen on the streets. Broadcasts from the Al-Jazeera television network via an Egyptian satellite have now been halted. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: Opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei waves to supporters in Tahrir Square on January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo remained in a state of flux and marchers continued to protest in the streets and defy curfew, demanding the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: An Egyptian Army soldier holds a flower given to him by anti-government protesters in Tahrir Square January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo remained in a state of flux and marchers continued to protest in the streets and defy curfew, demanding the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: A man smiles as the sun sets on a mass anti-government protest in Tahrir Square January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo remained in a state of flux and marchers continued to protest in the streets and defy curfew, demanding the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: Protesters beckon to Egyptian Army soldiers during a demonstration against President Hosni Mubarek in Tahrir Square January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo remained in a state of flux and marchers continued to protest in the streets and defy curfew, demanding the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: An Egyptian man enters through the windows of a looted McDonalds restaurant just off of Tahrir Square January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo remained in a state of flux and marchers continued to protest in the streets and defy curfew, demanding the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: A man stands in the charred hallway of a burned government building January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo remained in a state of flux and marchers continued to protest in the streets and defy curfew, demanding the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: An Egyptian man holds a chain as part of a ad-hoc neighborhood security militia in residential neighborhood in central Cairo the afternoon of January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo remained in a state of flux and marchers continued to protest in the streets and defy curfew, demanding the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: Egyptians look at a fighter jet flying loudly over central Cairo in a residential neighborhood the afternoon of January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo remained in a state of flux and marchers continued to protest in the streets and defy curfew, demanding the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: An Egyptian man looks at fighter jets flying loudly over central Cairo in a residential neighborhood the afternoon of January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo remained in a state of flux and marchers continued to protest in the streets and defy curfew, demanding the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: Egyptians shout, wave flags, and gesture at an Egyptian Army helicopter buzzing over Tahrir Square the afternoon of January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo remained in a state of flux and marchers continued to protest in the streets and defy curfew, demanding the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: Anti-government protesters chant and sing in Tahrir Square January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo remained in a state of flux and marchers continued to protest in the streets and defy curfew, demanding the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: Anti-government protesters stand together and watch a mass gathering in Tahrir Square, defying a 4 pm curfew January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo remained in a state of flux and marchers continued to protest in the streets and defy curfew, demanding the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: Egyptians gather in the muddy grassy area of central Tahrir Square during a mass protest against the Egyptian government during the late afternoon January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo remained in a state of flux and marchers continued to protest in the streets and defy curfew, demanding the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: People in Tahrir Square gesture at a low flying police helicopter as the curfew begins on January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo remained in a state of flux and marchers continued to protest in the streets and defy curfew, demanding the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: People in Tahrir Square celebrate after hearing an incorrect rumour that President Hosni Mubarak had left the country on January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo remained in a state of flux and marchers continued to protest in the streets and defy curfew, demanding the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: A woman shouts as she blocks the entry of army tanks to Tahrir Square on January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo remained in a state of flux and marchers continued to protest in the streets and defy curfew, demanding the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: A woman shouts as she blocks the entry of army tanks to Tahrir Square on January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo remained in a state of flux and marchers continued to protest in the streets and defy curfew, demanding the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: An Egyptian Army soldier is a handed a flower by an anti-government protesters in Tahrir Square January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo remained in a state of flux and marchers continued to protest in the streets and defy curfew, demanding the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: An Egyptian Army soldier (center) prays along with anti-government protesters during the afternoon in Tahrir Square January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo remained in a state of flux and marchers continued to protest in the streets and defy curfew, demanding the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: Opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei speaks to supporters in Tahrir Square on January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo remained in a state of flux and marchers continued to protest in the streets and defy curfew, demanding the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: Opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei waves to supporters in Tahrir Square on January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo remained in a state of flux and marchers continued to protest in the streets and defy curfew, demanding the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: Opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei arrives to speak to supporters in Tahrir Square on January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo remained in a state of flux and marchers continued to protest in the streets and defy curfew, demanding the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: Protestors block the entry of army tanks to Tahrir Square on January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo remained in a state of flux and marchers continued to protest in the streets and defy curfew, demanding the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JANUARY 30: Protestors sit down to block the entry of army tanks to Tahrir Square on January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Cairo remained in a state of flux and marchers continued to protest in the streets and defy curfew, demanding the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

After 30 unbroken years as president of Egypt, it had seemed as if Hosni Mubarak's charmed career was finally coming to an end.

But yesterday Cairo's famous traffic jams were back. Businesses, shops and banks were open across the capital. Barack Obama spoke of the “progress” the Egyptian government was making towards reform. And though still in tens of thousands, the numbers at Tahrir Square were probably down on the previous day.

Meanwhile, Mr Mubarak, the great survivor, was using all the guile that has kept him in power for so long to produce a series of sweeteners — including a 15% pay rise for state employees — to widen his public support. He even held the first meeting of his new cabinet: the group he had hastily cobbled together as another means of staving off the end.

His regime was doing everything in its power to suggest that things were calm once more. In another conciliatory move, the regime released Wael Ghonim, a prominent youth activist involved in the protests and who was detained three days after they began.

But the increasing signs of normality in parts of Cairo yesterday belied a continuing stalemate between the two sides in the fortnight-old conflict. Even as the regime tried to suggest that it was back to business at usual, the protesters who remain in Tahrir Square angrily argued otherwise.

But there were also signs of splits within the negotiating committee that represents them. Some within the 25-strong ‘wise men’ group argued the protesters should take the regime's promises of reform at face value.

Naguib Sawiris, a business tycoon and one of the negotiators,

used a BBC interview to call on protesters to allow Mr Mubarak to stay until a clear mechanism for transition was in place.

Mr Sawiris said Mr Mubarak had lost his legitimacy but a big segment of the country did not want to see the president — a war hero — humiliated. He also warned protesters chaos could ensue along with increasing exploitation by religious movements, and possible moves by the army.

But several other representatives announced their intention to stand firm. Zyad Elelaiwy (32), a lawyer who is one of the online organisers and a member of the um

brella opposition group founded by Mohamed ElBaradei, told the New York Times there was a generational divide in the movement.

The older figures “are more close to negotiating, but they don't have access to the street”, Mr Elelaiwy said. “The people know us. They don't know them.”

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