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In PHOTOS: March of the millions

Last updated on: February 2, 2011 07:49 IST

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Close to a million Egyptians from diverse sections marched into central Cairo in an unprecedented mammoth rally on Tuesday mounting relentless pressure on President Hosni Mubarak to quit after three decades in power.

The anti-government protesters, determined but peaceful, jammed in shoulder-to-shoulder turning famed Tahrir, or Liberation, Square here into a sea of humanity in the "march of a million", hours after the powerful military showed signs of distancing itself from the besieged President vowing that it would not fire on the protesters.

Here are some SNAPSHOTS of the protests...


Image: A supporter of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak holds an Egyptian flag in front of an Egyptian army vehicle during a demonstration in Cairo
Photographs: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters
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An opposition protester stands behind a banner in Cairo.


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A protester prays in front of a destroyed police van in Tahrir Square during a huge demonstration


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A protester gestures during an anti-Mubarak protest in Cairo on Tuesday


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An Egyptian army soldier waves an Egyptian flag from atop an army vehicle in Tahrir Square during a huge protest in Cairo.


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Egyptians pray during a rally at Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo


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Protesters take part in an anti-Mubarak protest at Tahrir square in Cairo


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A protester gestures in Tahrir square during an anti-government demonstration in Cairo


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A man carries a picture of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak during a protest in Cairo


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Protesters pray near Egyptian Army tanks in Cairo


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An Egyptian Air Force F-16 fighter jet flies low over thousands of anti-government protesters gathered at Tahrir square


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Men stand on top of an armoured Egyptian Army vehicle during a protest in Cairo


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A protester holds an Egyptian flag during a protest in Cairo


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A protester runs next to a police vehicle after throwing a bag of trash at it during a demonstration


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A protester shouts in front of a burning barricade during a demonstration in Cairo. The banner reads, 'An unjust person will meet his retribution'


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Women shout anti-Mubarak slogans as they demonstrate in the main square in downtown Cairo


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Protesters wave an Egyptian flag during a demonstration in Tahrir Square


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