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In this image made from video broadcast on Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak appears on television saying he has asked his Cabinet to resign, in his first appearance on television since protests erupted demanding his ouster. (AP Photo/Egypt TV)

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General view showing Egyptians protestors clash with anti-riot policemen in Suez, Egypt, on Thursday, Jan.27, 2011. Egyptian activists protested for a third day as social networking sites called for a mass rally in the capital Cairo after Friday prayers, keeping up the momentum of the country's largest anti-government protests in years. (AP Photo

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A riot van drives through a burning barricade as Egyptian riot police clash with anti-government activists in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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Gamal Mubarak, son of Egypt's president, is refashioning himself as a populist, presumably expecting to succeed his father. (Associated Press)

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Egyptian Coptic Christians pray during Christmas Mass at St. Marc and the Virgin Mary Coptic Church east of Beirut on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, in memory of the 21 Copts killed in a weekend massacre at a church in Alexandria, Egypt. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

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Venezuelan tourists watch a partial solar eclipse in front of the Giza Pyramids, Egypt, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011. A partial solar eclipse began Tuesday in the skies over the Mideast and extended across much of Europe. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

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"With our blood and soul, we redeem the cross," Coptic Christians chant after Mass on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at Saints Church in Alexandria, Egypt, where 21 were killed by a suicide bomber. They carried a blood-spattered poster depicting Jesus. (AP Photo)

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Coptic Christians weep under the broken remains of a sign celebrating "2011" Sunday in the blood-spattered Saints Church in Alexandria, Egypt. Just after a New Year's Mass, 21 worshippers were killed and about 100 wounded in an apparent suicide bombing. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Firemen try to put out a vehicle blaze following a car bombing in front of a Coptic Christian church in Alexandria, Egypt, early on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011. The car exploded in front of the church as worshippers emerged from a New Year's Mass in the Mediterranean port city, killing at least seven people, officials said. (AP Photo)

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Egyptian men observe the wreckage of a tour bus that crashed into a truck near Aswan, Egypt, on Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, as it was making the 115-mile journey from Aswan to the ancient temples of Abu Simbel. The crash killed eight American tourists and injured 21, the state news agency said. (AP Photo)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS A protester stands next to a poster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak with a red "no" cross drawn on it as she attends a small demonstration of about 100 opposition activists in downtown Cairo on Monday. Protesters clashed with police Monday, setting fire to cars, tires and two schools used as polling stations in riots sparked by alleged widespread fraud by the ruling party in Egypt's parliamentary elections.

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Despite long-standing rumors of increasingly poor health, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, seen here Oct. 19, energetically launched his party's parliamentary election campaign Wednesday. (Associated Press)

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Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has stayed publicly silent on his intentions to run. (Associated Press)

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Former President Bill Clinton (left) meets with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak at the Presidential Palace in Cairo on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

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U.S. Mideast envoy George Mitchell (left) meets with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak at the Presidential Palace in Cairo on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010. Their talks focused on Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

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In Cairo, Nobel peace laureate and former nuclear-watchdog agency head Mohamed ElBaradei holds up signed petitions gathered online to support his call for democratic reforms in Egypt. A nascent youth opposition movement looks to him for leadership but, recognizing political realities, is focusing on organization. (Associated Press)

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Hisham Talaat Moustafa, an Egyptian real estate mogul and lawmaker, looks on during his verdict Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010 at a court in Cairo, Egypt. In a case which has captivated the Arab public, the court has handed billionaire tycoon Hisham Talaat Moustafa a lighter sentence of just 15 years after an earlier trial sentenced him to death for paying a retired Egyptian police officer to kill his pop star lover, Lebanese singer Suzanne Tamim, it was reported on. (AP Photo)

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In this March 2008 file photo, Lebanese pop singer Suzanne Tamim poses during the filming of a video clip in Cairo, Egypt. In a case which has captivated the Arab public, an Egyptian court has handed billionaire tycoon Hisham Talaat Moustafa a lighter sentence of just 15 years after an earlier trial sentenced him to death for paying a retired Egyptian police officer to kill his popstar lover, Lebanese singer Suzanne Tamim, t was reported on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010. (AP Photo, File)

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Irini Ibrahim (left) and Rizk Kands are married on Oct. 14, 2008, by Coptic priest Bejemeni Shawki in Alexandria, Egypt. In April, Ibrahim was found murdered in a hotel room she and her husband had reserved after "reconciliation sessions." (Associated Press)

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In this photo released by the Palestinian President Office, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left) shakes hands with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (second right), joined by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton during bilateral talks Tuesday at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Convening a new round of negotiations Tuesday between Israel and the Palestinians, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the "time is ripe" for a Mideast peace. (Associated Press)