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Egyptian women take to the streets against army abuse

Outrage fuelled by images of soldiers who dragged women by the hair and stomped on them

Egyptian women take to the streets against army abuse
An Egyptian woman holds a sign reading 'I come from a respectable family' during a protest in downtown Cairo to denounce the military's attacks on women and to call for an immediate end to the violence against protesters (AFP/Getty Images)
Egyptian women take to the streets against army abuse
Egyptian police and soldiers fired guns and teargas to try to clear hundreds of women protesters from Cairo's Tahrir Square on the fifth day of clashes that have killed 13 people and drawn a stinging rebuke from US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (AFP/Getty Images)
Egyptian women take to the streets against army abuse
It may have been the biggest all-female demonstration in Egypt's history (AFP/Getty Images)
Egyptian women take to the streets against army abuse
Clinton on Tuesday condemned as 'particularly shocking' incidents such as one in which two Egyptian soldiers were filmed dragging a woman protester on the ground by her black full-body veil and then clubbing and kicking her (AFP/Getty Images)
Egyptian women take to the streets against army abuse
The confrontations provide a turbulent backdrop to Egypt's progress towards democracy (AFP/Getty Images)
Egyptian women take to the streets against army abuse
An Egyptian demonstrator wounded in the eye in recent clashes shouts slogans during a protest (AFP/Getty Images)
Egyptian women take to the streets against army abuse
An Egyptian demonstrator holds a picture of riot policemen cornering women (AFP/Getty Images)
Egyptian women take to the streets against army abuse
The army has pledged to hand power to an elected president by July (AFP/Getty Images)
Egyptian women take to the streets against army abuse
Egyptian protesters removed burned books from the torched national archive at the Institute of Egypt in central Cairo (AFP/Getty Images)