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In pics: Egypt under siege

World | ibnlive | January 28, 2011, 9:23 pm
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 Egyptian anti-government activists demonstrate after the police moved back following clashes in Cairo, Egypt on Friday, January 28, 2011.

Egyptian anti-government activists demonstrate after the police moved back following clashes in Cairo, Egypt on Friday, January 28, 2011.

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 Egyptian riot police officers stand in front of protesters performing Friday prayers in Cairo, Egypt on Friday, January 28, 2011.Friday's rallies in Egypt were expected to be the biggest so far, with people urged via internet sites to join after attending prayers.

Egyptian riot police officers stand in front of protesters performing Friday prayers in Cairo, Egypt on Friday, January 28, 2011.Friday's rallies in Egypt were expected to be the biggest so far, with people urged via internet sites to join after attending prayers.

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 Tear gas fired by Egyptian anti-riot policemen rises into the air near a mosque in Cairo, Egypt, on Friday, January 28, 2011.

Tear gas fired by Egyptian anti-riot policemen rises into the air near a mosque in Cairo, Egypt, on Friday, January 28, 2011.

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

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

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 Members of pro-Islamic groups hold posters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak as they demonstrate in a show of solidarity with protestors in Egypt, outside the Fatih Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey on Friday, January 28, 2011. The banner at top right reads,

Members of pro-Islamic groups hold posters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak as they demonstrate in a show of solidarity with protestors in Egypt, outside the Fatih Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey on Friday, January 28, 2011. The banner at top right reads, "Friends of Israel, the fate of (Tunisian President) Ben Ali is waiting for you!" and " The people of Egypt is not alone."

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 Egyptian anti-government activists carry a wounded man during clashes with police in Cairo, Egypt on Friday, January 28, 2011.

Egyptian anti-government activists carry a wounded man during clashes with police in Cairo, Egypt on Friday, January 28, 2011.

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[caption id=<img class="size-full wp-image-783685" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/revo_316.jpg" alt="Anti-government protests are intensifying across Egypt, as police clash with demonstrators in several cities demanding the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.It was a major escalation in what was already the biggest challenge to authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak's 30 year-rule.

Members of pro-Islamic groups hold crossed-out posters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak with words in Turkish that reads: "dictator Mubarak, get out of Egypt " as people demonstrate in show of solidarity with protestors in Egypt, outside the Fatih Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, Friday on January 28, 2011. " /> Anti-government protests are intensifying across Egypt, as police clash with demonstrators in several cities demanding the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.It was a major escalation in what was already the biggest challenge to authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak's 30 year-rule.

Members of pro-Islamic groups hold crossed-out posters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak with words in Turkish that reads: "dictator Mubarak, get out of Egypt " as people demonstrate in show of solidarity with protestors in Egypt, outside the Fatih Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, Friday on January 28, 2011. [/caption]" title="[caption id="attachment_783685"]<img class="size-full wp-image-783685" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/revo_316.jpg" alt="Anti-government protests are intensifying across Egypt, as police clash with demonstrators in several cities demanding the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.It was a major escalation in what was already the biggest challenge to authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak's 30 year-rule.

Members of pro-Islamic groups hold crossed-out posters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak with words in Turkish that reads: "dictator Mubarak, get out of Egypt " as people demonstrate in show of solidarity with protestors in Egypt, outside the Fatih Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, Friday on January 28, 2011. " />
Anti-government protests are intensifying across Egypt, as police clash with demonstrators in several cities demanding the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.It was a major escalation in what was already the biggest challenge to authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak's 30 year-rule.

Members of pro-Islamic groups hold crossed-out posters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak with words in Turkish that reads: "dictator Mubarak, get out of Egypt " as people demonstrate in show of solidarity with protestors in Egypt, outside the Fatih Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, Friday on January 28, 2011. [/caption]">

[caption id="attachment_783685"]<img class="size-full wp-image-783685" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/revo_316.jpg" alt="Anti-government protests are intensifying across Egypt, as police clash with demonstrators in several cities demanding the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.It was a major escalation in what was already the biggest challenge to authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak's 30 year-rule.

Members of pro-Islamic groups hold crossed-out posters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak with words in Turkish that reads: "dictator Mubarak, get out of Egypt " as people demonstrate in show of solidarity with protestors in Egypt, outside the Fatih Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, Friday on January 28, 2011. " />
Anti-government protests are intensifying across Egypt, as police clash with demonstrators in several cities demanding the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.It was a major escalation in what was already the biggest challenge to authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak's 30 year-rule.

Members of pro-Islamic groups hold crossed-out posters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak with words in Turkish that reads: "dictator Mubarak, get out of Egypt " as people demonstrate in show of solidarity with protestors in Egypt, outside the Fatih Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, Friday on January 28, 2011. [/caption]

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 An Egyptian woman flees as Egyptian anti-riot policemen clash with protesters in Cairo, Egypt on Friday, January 28, 2011.

An Egyptian woman flees as Egyptian anti-riot policemen clash with protesters in Cairo, Egypt on Friday, January 28, 2011.

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 Egyptian protesters flee as anti-riot police fire tear gas in Cairo, Egypt, on Friday,  January 28, 2011.

Egyptian protesters flee as anti-riot police fire tear gas in Cairo, Egypt, on Friday, January 28, 2011.

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 An Egyptian anti-government activist poses for the photographers with riot police officers after the police pulled back following clashes with protesters in Cairo, Egypt on Friday, January 28, 2011.

An Egyptian anti-government activist poses for the photographers with riot police officers after the police pulled back following clashes with protesters in Cairo, Egypt on Friday, January 28, 2011.

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