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ONTD_P's Photo of the Day: January 29, 2011.


Rioting and chaos engulfs Egypt | Egypt's military deployed on the streets of Cairo to enforce a nighttime curfew as the sun set Friday on a day of rioting and chaos that amounted to the biggest challenge ever to authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year regime. Flames rose up across a number of cities from burning tires and police cars. Even the ruling party headquarters in Cairo was ablaze in the outpouring of rage, bitterness and utter frustration with a regime seen as corrupt, heavy-handed and neglectful of grinding poverty that afflicts nearly half of the 80 million Egyptians. After nightfall, some of the protesters defied the curfew and were praying on the streets of Cairo. In one of many astonishing scenes Friday, thousands of anti-government protesters wielding rocks, glass and sticks chased hundreds of riot police away from the main square in downtown Cairo and several of the policemen stripped off their uniforms and badges and joined the demonstrators.



The streets of downtown Cairo were filled with celebration as word was announced of the changes in the government structure. The Egyptian Army were present, but no riot police could be seen in Cairo.

(Carolyn Cole | Los Angeles Times)



The Egyptian Army was in the streets of downtown Cairo as citizens celebrated the news of changes in the government structure.  A few women could be seen in the streets, but their numbers were small.

(Carolyn Cole | Los Angeles Times)



The Egyptian Army was present in the streets of downtown Cairo, but no riot police like in previous days. Civilians mixed with soldiers in the celebration.

(Carolyn Cole | Los Angeles Times)



Men add fuel to the fire burning in front of party headquarters in Tahrir Square where protesters continued into the night. The streets of downtown Cairo were filled with celebration as word was announced of the changes in the government structure. The Egyptian Army were present, but no riot police could be seen in Cairo.

(Carolyn Cole | Los Angeles Times)



A protester stands in front of a burning barricade during a demonstration in Cairo.



A man shouts at riot police officers, one of thousands of Egyptians who defied threats of "immediate arrest" by returning to Egypt's streets and calling for President Hosni Mubarak to step down.



Riot police walk past a barricade made of burning tires.






A veiled protester holds a photo of Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak marked with an X, during a demonstration at Tahrir square in Cairo January 29, 2011. Egypt's president gave the first indication on Saturday he was preparing an eventual handover of power by naming a vice-president for the first time in 30 years after protests that have rocked the foundations of the state.

(REUTERS | Yannis Behrakis)


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Protesters stop traffic in the middle of a bridge over the Nile river during clashes in downtown Cairo, Egypt, in the early hours of Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011. Egyptian police fired tear gas and rubber bullets and beat protesters to clear thousands of people from a central Cairo square Wednesday after the biggest demonstrations in years against President Hosni Mubarak's authoritarian rule.

(AP Photo | Ben Curtis)



Egyptian demonstrators shout slogans as they attend a protest in Cairo demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak on January 26, 2011. Egyptian police clashed with protesters in the centre of Cairo and in the port city of Suez, in the second day of nationwide anti-government demonstrations, an AFP reporter and witnesses said.

(AFP PHOTO | MOHAMMED ABED)






A protester carrying an Egyptian flag runs through clouds of tear gas at a demonstration in Cairo January 25, 2011. Thousands of anti-government protesters, some hurling rocks and climbing atop an armored police truck, clashed with riot police in the center of Cairo in a Tunisia-inspired demonstration to demand the end of Hosni Mubarak's nearly 30 years in power.

(AP Photo | Nasser Nasser)






Smoke from tear gas canisters fired by police drifts over central Cairo during protests January 25, 2011.

(MOHAMMED ABED | AFP/Getty Images)



A protester scuffles with a riot policeman during demonstrations in downtown Cairo January 25, 2011.

(AP Photo | Mohammed Abu Zaid)












Egyptian demonstrators pray in central Cairo during a protest to demand the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak and call for reforms January 25, 2011.

(MOHAMMED ABED | AFP/Getty Images)



Egyptian women pray behind a row of riot police ahead of demonstrations in Cairo on January 28, 2011, demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.

(AFP/ Getty Images |  Marco Longari)






Egyptian protesters face anti-riot policemen in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. The Egyptian capital Cairo was the scene of violent chaos Friday, when tens of thousands of anti-government protesters stoned and confronted police, who fired back with rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons.

(AP | Victoria Hazou)



Egyptian anti-government activists affected by the tear gas react during clashes with police in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011.

(AP | Ben Curtis)












Riot police fire water cannons at protesters attempting to cross the Kasr Al Nile Bridge on January 28, 2011 in downtown Cairo, Egypt.

(Getty Images | Peter Macdiarmid)





An Egyptian demonstrator confronts riot police during demonstrations in Cairo on January 28, 2011, demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.

(AFP/ Getty Images |  Khaled Desouki)






An Egyptian anti-government activist kisses a riot police officer following clashes in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011.

(AP | Lefteris Pitarakis)



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