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February 3, 2011
Journalists attacked by mobs, detained in Cairo
CAIRO (AP) -- Foreign journalists were beaten with sticks and fists by pro-government mobs on Thursday, and dozens were detained by security forces. The U.S. condemned what it called the "systematic targeting" of the reporters, photographers and film crews who have brought searing images of Egyptian protests to the world. Foreign photographers reported attacks by supporters of President Hosni Mubarak near Tahrir Square, the scene of vicious battles between Mubarak supporters and protesters demanding he step down after nearly 30 years in power. The Egyptian government has accused media outlets of being sympathetic to protesters who want Mubarak to quit now rather than complete his term as he has pledged. Among the many detained were correspondents for The New York Times, Washington Post and Al-Jazeera. Human rights groups said many activists were taken away after a raid by the military police on a legal center in Cairo.
Here is the latest collection of images from photojournalists working in Cairo. (35 images)

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Anti-government protesters 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. AP / Sebastian Scheiner


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Anti-government protestors throw stones during clashes in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. AP / Sebastian Scheiner



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Egyptian anti-government demonstrators battle pro-government opponents (unseen) in Cairo's Tahrir square on February 03, 2011 on the 10th day of protests calling for the ouster of embattled President Hosni Mubarak. AFP/ Getty Images / Mohammed Abed



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Egyptian anti-government demonstrators battle pro-government opponents (background) on February 03, 2011 on the 10th day of protests calling for the ouster of embattled President Hosni Mubarak. AFP/ Getty Images / Mohammed Abed



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Egyptian pro-government demonstrators hide behind an army tank as they battle anti-government opponents in Cairo's Tahrir square on February 03, 2011 on the 10th day of protests calling for the ouster of embattled President Hosni Mubarak. AFP/ Getty Images / Mohammed Abed



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Egyptian anti-government demonstrators battle pro-government opponents (unseen) in Cairo's Tahrir square on February 03, 2011 on the 10th day of protests calling for the ouster of embattled President Hosni Mubarak. AFP/ Getty Images / Mohammed Abed



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Foreign journalists and Egyptian anti-government demonstrators take cover behind makeshift shields during clashes with pro-regime opponents (not seen) at Cairo's Tahrir Square on February 3, 2011 on the 10th day of protests calling for the ouster of embattled President Hosni Mubarak. AFP/ Getty Images / Miguel Medina



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An Egyptian army officer orders anti-government demonstrators to move back 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. Getty Images / John Moore



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Egyptian anti government protesters throw stones during clashes in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. AP / Khalil Hamra



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An anti-Egyptian government demonstrator hurls a stone at pro-government opponents during clashes at Cairo's Tahrir square on February 3, 2011 on the 10th day of protests calling for the ouster of embattled President Hosni Mubarak. AFP/ Getty Images / Marco Longari



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An Egyptian pro-government demonstrator throws stones towards anti-regime opponents (not seen) at Cairo's Tahrir Square on February 3, 2011 on the 10th day of protests calling for the ouster of embattled President Hosni Mubarak. AFP/ Getty Images / Miguel Medina



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An Egyptian anti-government demonstrator throws stones towards pro-regime opponents (not seen) at Cairo's Tahrir Square on February 3, 2011 on the 10th day of protests calling for the ouster of embattled President Hosni Mubarak. AFP/ Getty Images / Miguel Medina



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An anti-Egyptian government demonstrator looks up during violent clashes with pro-government opponents at Cairo's Tahrir square on February 3, 2011 on the 10th day of protests calling for the ouster of embattled President Hosni Mubarak. AFP/ Getty Images / Marco Longari



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Egyptian anti-government demonstrators throw stones towards pro-regime opponents (not seen) at Cairo's Tahrir Square on February 3, 2011 on the 10th day of protests calling for the ouster of embattled President Hosni Mubarak. AFP/ Getty Images / Miguel Medina



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Egyptian protestors opposed to President Hosni Mubarak detain a government supporter during protests on February 3, 2011 near Cairos central Tahrir square where crowds have gathered for days to call for the ouster of the embattled president. AFP/ Getty Images / Miguel Medina



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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. AP / Ben Curtis



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An anti-government protester climbs a firehose being used as a rope to winch up buckets of rocks ready for protesters to throw, during clashes on and below the bridge, near the Egyptian Museum in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. AP / Ben Curtis



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Women collect stones in the main square of Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. AP / Ben Curtis



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Anti-government protestors throw stones during clashes in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. AP / Ben Curtis



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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. Getty Images / Chris Hondros



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An Egyptian anti-government demonstrator holds a shield as he helps a wounded comrade during clashes with pro-regime opponents (not seen) at Cairo's Tahrir Square on February 3, 2011 on the 10th day of protests calling for the ouster of embattled President Hosni Mubarak. AFP/ Getty Images / Miguel Medina



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An Egyptian anti-government demonstrator covers his head during clashes with pro-regime opponents during clashes in Cairos central Tahrir square where crowds have gathered for days calling for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak on February 03, 2011. AFP/ Getty Images / Mohammed Abed



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An Egyptian anti-government protester uses a bucket as a helmet during clashes in Cairo's Tahrir square, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. AP / Emilio Morenatti



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A woman protesting against the Egyptian government uses a burned out car for shelter while making a phone call February 3, 2011 in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt. Getty Images / Chris Hondros



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A wounded anti-government protestor holds an Egyptian flag during clashes in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. AP / Sebastian Scheiner



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Anti-government protesters carry an injured suspected pro-government supporter, center, near Tahrir, or Liberation square in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. AP / Tara Todras-Whitehill



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A wounded anti-government protester is led 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. Getty Images / Chris Hondros



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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. Getty Images / Chris Hondros



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Anti-government demonstrators carry a wounded comrade who had been hit by a stone in clashes on February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Getty Images / John Moore



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A suspected pro-government supporter, is carried away by anti-government protestors, in Cairo's main square, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. AP / Tara Todras-Whitehill



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A wounded anti-government protester is carried away towards a medical facility by others, during clashes with pro-government supporters near the Egyptian Museum in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. AP / Ben Curtis



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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. AP / Ben Curtis



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Anti-government protestors are seen atop burnt out vehicles during clashes in 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 / Emilio Morenatti



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Wounded Egyptian anti government protesters sitin Cairo's main square, Egypt, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. AP / Emilio Morenatti



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An injured anti-Egyptian government demonstrator hooked to an IV drip rests on the pavement following clashes with pro-government opponents at Cairo's Tahrir square on February 3, 2011. AFP/ Getty Images / Marco Longari



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