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Photos: Egypt unstable after days of protest

Updated 8:18 AM ET, Sat February 2, 2013
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An Egyptian protester throws a tear gas canister toward riot police during clashes outside the Egyptian presidential palace on Friday, February 1, in Cairo. Egypt has been embroiled in violence since last week, the two-year anniversary of an uprising that led to the ouster of then-President Hosni Mubarak. Ed Giles/Getty Images
A protester holds a smoke flare outside the presidential palace on February 1. Ed Giles/Getty Images
The entrance of Egypt's presidential palace in Cairo is in flames February 1, as protesters battle security forces. KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images
A protester faces off against riot police during clashes near Cairo's Tahrir Square on Wednesday, January 30. MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images
A police officer fires a tear gas canister during clashes with protesters near Tahrir Square on January 30. MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images
Police in plainclothes detain a youth suspected of being a member of the Black Bloc opposition group during a demonstration on January 30 in Cairo. KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images
A protester sprays water into the eyes of a man after his exposure to tear gas during clashes with police near Cairo's Tahrir Square on Tuesday, January 29. MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images
The lobby of Cairo's Semiramis InterContinental Hotel is full of debris on January 29 after protesters stormed the entrance. KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images
An Egyptian man takes part in a rally in Port Said on January 29. Protests in Port Said and nearby cities along the Suez Canal are symbolic because that region was among the first where the Mubarak regime lost control during the 2011 unrest, analysts say. STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images
Mourners carry the coffins of six people killed in clashes after the soccer riot ruling in Port Said on Monday, January 28. Rage exploded when a judge sentenced to death 21 residents of Port Said for roles in a deadly 2012 soccer riot. STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images
Egyptians walk past destroyed cars in Port Said on January 28 following the funeral of those killed in clashes. STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images
A riot police officer clashes with a protester near Cairo's Tahrir Square on January 28. MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images
A protester throws a tear gas canister toward riot police in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Sunday, January 27. Ed Giles/Getty Images
Egyptian policemen and relatives on January 27 gather upon the arrival of the coffins of their colleagues killed in the violence one day earlier in Cairo. AHMED KHALED/epa/LANDOV
A protester throws a rock toward opposing demonstrators on January 27 in Cairo. Ed Giles/Getty Images
Egyptian protesters throw stones toward riot police on January 27 in Tahrir Square. MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images
An Egyptian protester runs with a live tear gas canister toward Egyptian riot police on Saturday, January 26, in Cairo. Ed Giles/Getty Images
Egyptian fans of Al-Ahly football club celebrate outside the club's headquarters in Cairo on January 26. MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images
Egyptian fans of Al-Ahly football club celebrate outside the club's headquarters in Cairo on January 26. KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images
Egyptian protesters stand by the burning door of a school building on January 26, in Cairo. Ed Giles/Getty Images
An Egyptian protester carries an injured boy away from clashes with Egyptian riot police on January 26, in Cairo. Ed Giles/Getty Images
Egyptians climb over a fence at the Al-Ahly home stadium on January 26 in Cairo. Ed Giles/Getty Images
An Egyptian fan of Al-Ahly football club fires celebratory shots in the air and lights a flare as club supporters celebrate outside its headquarters in Cairo on January 26. KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images
A protester throws a rock at riot police on January 26, in Cairo. Ed Giles/Getty Images
A fan of Al-Ahly football club lights a flare as club supporters celebrate on January 26 in Cairo. MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images
Al-Ahly football club supporters celebrate outside the club's headquarters in Cairo on January 26. MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images
Al-Ahly football club supporters celebrate on January 26. KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images
Smoke billows from a burning vehicle set on fire by Egyptian protesters outside the Port Said prison on January 26. STRinger/AFP/Getty Images
Egyptians react after the sentencing in Port Said on January 26. STRinger/AFP/Getty Images
An Al-Ahly soccer fan swings a live flare above his head on January 26 in Cairo. Ed Giles/Getty Images
An Egyptian protester tries to carry an injured man away from clashes with riot police on January 26, in Cairo. Ed Giles/Getty Images
Egyptian fans of Al-Ahly football club rally outside the club's headquarters in Cairo on January 26. KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images
An Egyptian protester runs away from a cloud of tear gas fired by Egyptian riot police on January 26, in Cairo. Ed Giles/Getty Images
Relatives of victims killed during the 2012 Port Said soccer game react after the verdict of the court, at a courthouse in Cairo, on January 26. AHMED SADA/epa/LANDOV
Relatives and friends of Egyptian protesters who were killed in Suez during clashes with riot police Friday, load a body onto an ambulance outside the morgue in Suez on January 26. Stringer/AFP/Getty Images
A fan of Al-Ahly football club lights a flare as club supporters celebrate outside its headquarters in Cairo on January 26. MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images
Two protesters stand on top of a piece of furniture while riot police watch from a nearby rooftop in Cairo. Ed Giles/Getty Images
A protester throws a rock at riot police in Cairo. Ed Giles/Getty Images
An Egyptian protester walks through a cloud of tear gas fired by Egyptian riot police. Ed Giles/Getty Images
An "Ahly-Ultra" soccer fan holds a smoke flare above his head in Cairo. Ed Giles/Getty Images
A protester walks through a damaged school building. Ed Giles/Getty Images
A protester removes the net from a basketball goal in a Cairo schoolyard. Ed Giles/Getty Images
Protesters and football fans clash with riot police near Egypt's interior ministry. XINHUA /LANDOV
Protesters and fans of Al-Masry football club take part in a demonstration in front of the prison in Port Said. Stringer/AFP/Getty Images
Egyptian protesters and fans of Al-Masry football club wave their club colors as they take part in a demonstration in front of the prison in the Egyptian Suez Canal city of Port Said on Friday, January 25, calling for the prisoners who are suspected of killing 74 fans of Al-Ahly club during a football match in February 2012 not to be transferred to Cairo to attend their trial. A judge sentenced 21 people to death for their roles in the riot last year. Stringer/AFP/Getty Images