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Friday, February 4, 2011

Protesters Push On During 'Day Of Departure' In Egypt

Anti-government protesters chant in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Friday. (AP)

Anti-government protesters chant in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Friday. (AP)

The crowds in Cairo’s Tahrir Square are being described as the biggest yet, in more than a week of anti-government protests in Egypt. But will it be enough to force President Hosni Mubarak from office today?

The Obama administration says it’s discussing several possibilities with Cairo for a transition to democratic rule in Egypt, including one in which Mubarak would leave office now and turn over power to a transition leadership backed by the military. The BBC’s Middle East Editor Magdi Abdelhadi joins us from Cairo with the latest.


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