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Egyptian youths throw stones at security forces during clashes in Cairo, Egypt, 20 November 2011. According to media sources, hundreds of protesters took control of Tahrir Square in the Egyptian capital on 20 November, following violent overnight clashes with security forces in which two people were killed and hundreds injured. The protesters were guarding the entrances to the iconic square in central Cairo, from which security forces were forced to withdraw after clashes in which teargas, rubber bullets and shotguns were reportedly used against the demonstrators. Security forces were deployed to protect the nearby headquarters of the Interior Ministry, while traffic was being redirected from the square. Photo by Ahmed Asad