Mideast Egypt

November 23, 2011 - 10:25 AM
Protesters attempt to get rid of a tear gas canister during clashes with riot police near Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011. Police are clashing with anti-government protesters for a fifth day in Cairo. 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. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)