Henry Ridgwell | Cairo January 30, 2011
An Egyptian mother hugs her child as she watches thousands of Egyptian protesters gather at Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, with the ruling National Democratic party building burned at top right behind the red colored Egypt museum.
e Egyptian military is reinforcing its positions on the streets of Cairo and other cities as anti-government protests continue. Thousands of people staged demonstrations on Sunday, calling for President Hosni Mubarak to resign. And citizens are arming themselves to defend their families and property from looters.
The Egyptian military is deploying new hardware in the skies above Cairo. Fighter jets and helicopters are circling above protestors on the streets below, a show of force that appears so far to have reduced the size of the protests.
In the center of the capital and other cities, the army is reinforcing its positions with more tanks and concrete roadblocks. Alongside, protestors pause for the last call to prayer before resuming their demonstrations.