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A veiled woman holds a poster calling for President Hosni Mubarak to step down, during demonstrations in Tahrir, or Liberation, Square in Cairo on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo, filling the city's main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for Mr. Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power. (AP Photo/Victoria Hazou)
Photo by: Victoria Hazou
A veiled woman holds a poster calling for President Hosni Mubarak to step down, during demonstrations in Tahrir, or Liberation, Square in Cairo on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo, filling the city's main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for Mr. Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power. (AP Photo/Victoria Hazou)

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