Egyptian Army Gen. Hassan El-Rueini, shakes hands with an anti-government protester next to Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011. State TV says the top leadership body of Egypt's ruling party, including the president's son Gamal Mubarak and the party secretary-general Safwat el-Sharif, resigned Saturday in a new gesture apparently aimed at convincing anti-government protesters that the regime is serious about reform. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Egyptian Army Gen. Hassan El-Rueini, shakes hands with an anti-government protester next to Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011. State TV says the top leadership body of Egypt's ruling party, including the president's son Gamal Mubarak and the party secretary-general Safwat el-Sharif, resigned Saturday in a new gesture apparently aimed at convincing anti-government protesters that the regime is serious about reform. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti) Associated Press
Egyptian Army Gen. Hassan El-Rueini, shakes hands with an anti-government protester next to Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011. State TV says the top leadership body of Egypt's ruling party, including the president's son Gamal Mubarak and the party secretary-general Safwat el-Sharif, resigned Saturday in a new gesture apparently aimed at convincing anti-government protesters that the regime is serious about reform. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti) Associated Press

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