Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a joint press conference in Netanyahu's office on Jan. 31 in Jerusalem, Israel. Merkel called for a stop to the settlement building, sighting the events in Egypt as a highlight for the importance of furthering the diplomatic process. Uriel Sinai/Getty hide caption

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An Egyptian army soldier tries to stop anti-government protesters as they walk toward Tahrir Square in Cairo on Sunday. Emilio Morenatti/AP hide caption

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