On January 25, 2011, protesters in Egypt began a series of demonstrations, marches and the occupation of public spaces to protest the government of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Seventeen days later, Mubarak resigned and power was turned over to the military.
A protester carrying an Egyptian flag runs through clouds of tear gas at a demonstration in Cairo, Jan. 25, 2011.
A man runs from a police water cannon in Cairo, Jan. 25, 2011.
An Egyptian anti-government activist kisses a riot police officer following clashes in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011
An anti-government protester is backdropped by a fire set up by protesters near the Tahrir Square Jan. 28, 2011.