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'Relaxed atmosphere' in Egypt's Tahrir Square protests

Protesters in the Egyptian capital Cairo are gathering to stage a "day of departure" for President Hosni Mubarak.

The BBC's Jim Muir in Tahrir Square reports that after days of violence and tension the demonstrations have assumed a relaxed atmosphere.

Mr Mubarak is under increasing pressure to resign, with the US now calling for an immediate transition of power. He says such a move would leave Egypt in chaos, but has admitted he is "fed up" with being in power.

  • 04 Feb 2011
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