Pictures of Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, US president, Barack Obama, Egypt’s de facto military ruler, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, and other local personalities are plastered on the sole of a shoe, Tahrir Square, Nov. 25.
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Tens of thousands of Egyptians gather in Cairo’s Tahrir square on November 24, 2011 as members of Egypt’s ruling military council rejected calls to step down immediately, saying it would amount to a “betrayal” as anti-military protests entered their seventh day.
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Protesters clash with riot police along a road which leads to the Interior Ministry, near Tahrir Square, in Cairo on November 23, 2011. Several thousand Egyptians rallied in Tahrir Square demanding an end to military rule, despite a promise by the country’s interim leader to transfer power to an elected president by mid-2012.
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Protesters (L) take cover behind a barricade as they and riot police throw stones during clashes near Tahrir Square in Cairo November 23, 2011. Egypt’s army chief Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, seeking to defuse street protests that have left 37 dead, promised a swifter handover to civilian rule but failed to convince thousands of hardcore demonstrators, some of whom battled police through the night.
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Egypt’s cabinet tendered its resignation as clashes raged in Tahrir Square between police and protesters demanding democratic change in the country. This picture from Tahrir Square gives a sense of the scale of the protesters, with Reuters reporting some 20,000 people have packed into the area, November 21.
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