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The battle raged into the night with pro Mubarak forces, left, setting a car on fire and advancing with corrugated tin shields against the anti-regime protesters, right.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

A pro-Mubarak supporter is set upon by those favoring regime change.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

An injured anti-Mubarak protester receives first aid Wednesday at a makeshift clinic in a mosque near Tahrir Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

A woman weeps at the chaos surrounding her in Tahrir Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

Anti-Mubarak protesters throw rocks at loyalists from behind a barricade in Cairo on Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

A camel-riding supporter of President Hosni Mubarak fights with anti-Mubarak protesters in Cairo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohammed Abou Zaid / Associated Press

Pro-government demonstrators, below, and anti-government demonstrators, above, clash in Tahrir Square, the center of anti-government demonstrations in Cairo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ben Curtis / Associated Press

Opponents and supporters of Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak fought in Cairo with fists, stones and clubs -- and even chairs.


A woman makes her way along an icy sidewalk in New York City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Lennihan / Associated Press

Punxsutawney Phil, the weather- predicting groundhog, stands on the shoulder of handler John Griffiths after the Groundhog Club claimed that Phil did not see his shadow. Translation: There will be an early spring, according to the superstition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Keith Srakocic / Associated Press

At a Chinese temple in Bangkok, Thailand, on the eve of the Lunar New Year, a man places a candle in a water basin. The reflection of a Buddha statue can be seen in the water. The Year of the Rabbit begins on Feb. 3.


Tibetan Buddhist monks hold up portraits of the Karmapa during a gathering at the Gyuto Monastery, the temporary residence of the Karmapa, in Dharamshala. One of Tibet's top monks appeared before thousands of followers in India to reassure them about a police investigation into nearly $1 million in cash found at his monastery.


An aerial view shows Shinmoedake peak erupting between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures. More than 1,000 people in southern Japan have been urged to evacuate their homes near a volcano that has been spewing ash and rocks into the air.


A schoolchild wearing a gas mask and a protective suit participates in a civil defense competition between local schools in Russia's southern city of Stavropol.


Members of the Regional Tibetan Youth congress stage a peaceful protest in Bangalore, India, in support of 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje. The Buddhist guru is under house arrest after police allegedly found a huge amount of foreign currency at his home during a raid.


Hindu devotees gather on the banks of the River Ganges in India to take a holy dip on the occasion of Mauni Amavasya in Allahabad.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated Press

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Supporters of President Hosni Mubarak, some riding horses and camels and wielding whips, clashed with anti-Mubarak protesters as Egypt’s upheaval took a dangerous new turn. In Dharamshala, Tibetan Buddhist monks hold up portraits of the Karmapa during a gathering at the Gyuto Monastery. Karmapa, one of Tibet’s top monks, appeared before thousands of followers to reassure them about a police probe into nearly $1 million in cash found at his monastery.

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