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Protesters gather on Tahrir square as clashes against the anti-riot police are underway nearby in the street leading to the ministry of interior in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011. Tens of thousands of protesters in Tahrir Square have rejected a promise by Egypt's military ruler to speed up a presidential election to the first half of next year. They want Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi to step down immediately in favor of an interim civilian council. Photo by Ashraf Amra