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EGYPT: Pictures show Tahrir Square turned into makeshift hospital

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More images are coming from the battle lines at Tahrir Square, where volunteers have set up a field hospital to treat the wounded after fierce clashes between demonstrators and knife- and club-wielding supporters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak earlier Wednesday. Eyewitnesses say protesters remain resilient and that they’ve set up barricades near the Egyptian Museum and other crossing points into the square to keep the pro-Mubarak supporters out. Eyewitnesses say the demonstrators were gaining ground late Wednesday night while the pro-Mubarak demonstrators on the other hand have plummeted in number.

The images below, taken at Tahrir Square on Wednesday night by an American visiting Cairo, show wounded demonstrators being treated at a makeshift hospital that’s been set up by volunteers near the battle lines.

Below, wounded protesters remain defiant in their cause: to oust Mubarak from power. They have refused to leave Tahrir Square.

Female protesters chant slogans at the square.

Demonstrators have been camping out at Tahrir Square for more than a week.

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-- Alexandra Sandels in Cairo


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