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Since January 25, 2011 the Egyptian army has been in the spotlight. On February 13, Egypt's ruling military council announced Sunday it had dissolved Parliament and suspended the Constitution. The following is look back on the military's involvement during the seventeen days of demonstrations that took place in Tahrir Square resulting in the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.
A soldiers stands guard next to Tutankhamen's gold funerary mask inside the Egyptian Museum as Egyptian state minister of antiquities Zahi Hawass (not in picture) talks to reporters on February 16, 2011. Looters broke into the museum in Cairo's Tahrir Square on January 28th shattering 13 display cases and at least 70 artifacts, some of which have been recovered and repaired according to Hawwas. Tutankhamen's mask was not taken or damaged by looters. UPI
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Egyptian army soldiers take position in front of the Giza pyramids in Egypt, on February 9, 2011, the 16th day of consecutive protests calling for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. UPI
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Egyptian demonstrators protest in Cairo's main square next to a tank during the biggest anti-government protests in three decades in a bid to topple the government President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo, Egypt on January 29, 2011. UPI
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Protesters shouts out as they resist being removed by Egyptian army soldiers from Cairo's Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the popular revolt that drove Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak from power after 30 years of rule, February 13, 2011. Most protesters have left the square after Mubarak stepped down on Friday. UPI
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Egyptians Popular Uprising Toppled Mubarak
Egyptian soldier flirts with child at Cairo's Tahrir Square, in Egypt the epicentre of the popular revolt that drove veteran strongman Hosni Mubarak from power, on February 12, 2011. Thousands of Egyptians were still singing and waving flags as dawn broke over a nation reborn, after a popular uprising toppled Mubarak. UPI
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