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Protests in Cairo turn violent

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Egyptian demonstrators protest near Egyptian police (R) to demand the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak and calling for reforms on Jan. 25. The protesters, carrying flags and chanting slogans against the government, rallied in a protest inspired by the uprising in Tunisia which led to the ouster of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

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Egyptian demonstrators clash with Egyptian police in central Cairo during a protest to demand the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak and calling for reforms on January 25, 2011. The protesters, carrying flags and chanting slogans against the government, rallied in a protest inspired by the uprising in Tunisia which led to the ouster of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

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Tear gas smoke fired by Egyptian police is seen as demonstrators gather in central Cairo to demand the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak and calling for reforms on Jan. 25. The protesters, carrying flags and chanting slogans against the government, rallied in a protest inspired by the uprising in Tunisia which led to the ouster of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

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Egyptian demonstrators surround a water-canon truck used by Egyptian police to disperse a protest in central Cairo to demand the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak and calling for reforms on Jan. 25. The protesters, carrying flags and chanting slogans against the government, rallied in a protest inspired by the uprising in Tunisia which led to the ouster of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

Thousands of Egyptians took to the streets to protest government corruption and unemployment. NBC's Charlene Gubash reports from Cairo.

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