Protesters cheered and chanted earlier today (Jan. 29, 2011) as they rode on an Army truck that was rolling into Cairo's Tahrir Square. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images hide caption

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Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson talking with Scott Simon

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Expressing his opinion: Earlier today in Cairo, this man held up a poster. The defaced photo of Egypt's president had the words "Mubarak, get out" written on it. Ben Curtis/AP hide caption

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Demonstrators clashed with police in central Cairo today (Jan. 25, 2011) during a protest to demand the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak and calling for reforms. Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, in Cairo, speaks with Steve Inskeep

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Maliha, a Bedouin mother of four, at her home in Nuweiba, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. Holly Pickett for NPR hide caption

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Egypt's State Security Gets Very Interested When Reporters Talk To Bedouins

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Aida Abdel-Fattah doesn't believe it when promises are made about making life better in the Cairo slum where she lives. By Holly Pickett for NPR hide caption

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In Cairo Slum, Little Hope For Change

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As It Shifts, Egypt's Economy Retains Some Oddities

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