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Tue 22 Nov 2011 12:12 PM

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Protesters defy batons, tear gas at Tahrir Square

Military council calls for calm as deadly clashes against ruling regime rage on for a third day

Protesters defy batons, tear gas at Tahrir Square
Some 20,000 defiantly demonstrated in Cairo's Tahrir Square overnight despite the deaths of at least 33 since Saturday (AFP/Getty Images)
Protesters defy batons, tear gas at Tahrir Square
Egyptian activists called for a huge turnout in protests on Tuesday to put an end to rule by the military (AFP/Getty Images)
Protesters defy batons, tear gas at Tahrir Square
The protests have yet to attract the hundreds of thousands who toppled President Hosni Mubarak in January and February (AFP/Getty Images)
Protesters defy batons, tear gas at Tahrir Square
The ruling council late on Monday urged calm and called for crisis talks with political forces to find a way forward (AFP/Getty Images)
Protesters defy batons, tear gas at Tahrir Square
The council voiced its 'deep regret for the victims in these painful incidents,' state news agency MENA said (AFP/Getty Images)
Protesters defy batons, tear gas at Tahrir Square
The military council did not say whether it would accept the resignation of the cabinet, tendered on Sunday (AFP/Getty Images)
Protesters defy batons, tear gas at Tahrir Square
The resignation of the cabinet, in office since March, was another blow to the military council's authority and casts further doubt on Egypt's first free parliamentary elections in decades, which are due to start next Monday (AFP/Getty Images)
Protesters defy batons, tear gas at Tahrir Square
Clashes flared in side-streets near Tahrir. Witnesses said looters, not necessarily connected to the protests, had attacked the American University in Cairo and other buildings (AFP/Getty Images)
Protesters defy batons, tear gas at Tahrir Square
An Egyptian man holds up a banners that reads in Arabic, 'The revolution is still running' (AFP/Getty Images)