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Friday prayers in Tahrir Square draw massive crowd

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Anti-government demonstrators fill Tahrir Square before Friday prayers on Feb. 11. President Hosni Mubarak announced in a televised speech the previous evening that he would not resign. Demonstrators on the square stayed all night and vowed to continue their movement.

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Anti-goverment demonstrators perform the Friday noon prayer during protests in Cairo's landmark Tahrir Square on Feb. 11, the 18th day of protests against President Hosni Mubarak.

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Opposition supporters attend Friday prayer in Tahrir Square on Feb. 11.

From a statement released on Facebook by Egypt's April 6 youth movement:

"These are the youth of the nation who have risen up against him [Mubarak] and hate him with a passion - they have nothing in common with him or his regime. They are the future and he is the past, that is why he has fought against them so violently."

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