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Bloody clashes erupt between demonstrators in Cairo

Several thousand supporters of embattled President Hosni Mubarak, including some on horses and camels and wielding whips, charged into a crowd of anti-government protesters Wednesday, instigating violent clashes as Egypt's upheaval took a dangerous new turn.

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Pro- and anti-Mubarak protesters face off in Tahrir Square as violent clashes started in Cairo on Wednesday, Feb. 2.

The two sides hurled stones, Molotov cocktails and even satellite dishes that they ripped off the roofs of buildings. Several hundred people were injured, Al Jazeera reported.

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Demonstrators take cover during rioting between pro- and anti-Mubarak supporters in Tahrir Square on Wednesday.

The turmoil was the first significant violence between supporters of the two camps in more than a week of anti-government protests. It erupted after Mubarak went on national television Tuesday night and said he would not seek another term but rejected protesters' demands he step down immediately.

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Injured demonstraters help each other during rioting in Cairo on Wednesday.

The two sides hurled stones, Molotov cocktails and even satellite dishes that they ripped off the roofs of buildings. Several hundred people were injured, Al Jazeera reported. See more photos here.

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Anti-government protestors run towards a line of pro-Mubarak supporters on Wednesday.

Nearly 10,000 protesters massed again in Tahrir on Wednesday morning, rejecting Mubarak's speech as too little too late and renewing their demands he leave immediately.

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A supporter of embattled Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak rides a camel during a clash between pro- and anti-government protesters in Tahrir Square on Wednesday.

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Demonstrators clash in Tahrir Square on Wednesday.

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Pro-Mubarak supporters shout during a rally in Cairo on Wednesday.

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Stones fly through the air as supporters of President Hosni Mubarak, foreground, fight with anti-Mubarak protesters, standing on army tanks in Cairo on Wednesday.

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Anti-Mubarak protesters throw rocks at pro-Mubarak supporters during clashes in Tahrir Square on Wednesday.

Protesters were seen running with their shirts or faces bloodied. Men and women in the crowd were weeping. Scores of wounded were carried to a makeshift clinic at a mosque near the square and on other side streets. Doctors in white coats rushed about with bags of cotton, mercurochrome and bandages. One man with blood coming out of his eye stumbled into a side-street clinic.

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A wounded demonstrator is evacuated from Tahrir square in Cairo on Wednesday.

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