Egyptian army soldiers arrest a female protester during clashes at Tahrir Square in Cairo on Dec. 17. Stringer/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Nov. 28: Women place their votes in a ballot box at a polling station in a girls school in Cairo. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images hide caption

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Egyptian Elections: 62 Percent Turnout
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An Egyptian woman shows her ink-stained finger after voting at a polling station in the Manial neighborhood of Cairo earlier today (Nov. 28, 2011). Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Egyptian protesters carried away a man suffering from tear gas during clashes with riot police earlier today near Tahrir Square, in Cairo. Mahmud Hams /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson on 'Morning Edition'
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Protesters chanted slogans during clashes with Egyptian riot police near Tahrir Square in Cairo earlier today (Nov. 22, 2011). Khalil Hamra/AP hide caption

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Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson in Cairo
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Egyptian Army soldiers forcibly removed protesters from Cairo's Tahrir Square on March 9. Some youths were camping out at the square to press their demand for a complete break with the ousted regime of Hosni Mubarak. AP hide caption

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Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Lourdes Garcia-Navarro
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