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A protester holds up a sign referencing a popular joke about President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Feb. 1 during a march to call for Mubarak's ouster.
A man holds a portrait of Mubarak -- a parody of the famous Barack Obama 2008 campaign image -- during a protest Friday in Beyazit Square in Istanbul on Feb. 4.
An anti-government demonstrator holds a sign attesting to the importance of social media in the protests during clashes in Cairo on Feb. 3.
More Facebook-related graffiti in Cairo's Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the ongoing anti-government protests, on Feb. 4.
The word "Twitter" is spray-painted on a shop door in Tahrir Square after the Egyptian government's shutdown of Internet access on Feb. 4.
An effigy of Mubarak hangs from a lamp post in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Feb. 1.
An Iranian man holds a cartoon depicting Mubarak during a protest following Friday prayers at Palestine Square in Tehran on Feb. 4.
A Lebanese activist holds up a cartoon lampooning Mubarak's censorship of the Qatar-based Al Jazeera satellite channel during a sit-in in Beirut on Feb. 2
An Egyptian man holds up an image of Mubarak made to look like Adolf Hitler during a protest in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Jan. 31.
Egyptians holding another poster showing Mubarak as Hitler at a protest in Cairo on Feb. 1.
Egyptian anti-government demonstrators shout slogans in Tahrir Square on Feb. 4.
An Egyptian Army tank spray-painted with slogans in Arabic calling for the ouster of Mubarak during a demonstration in Cairo on Feb. 1.
Pakistani NGO workers carry placards and banners as they march during a rally against Mubarak in Lahore on Feb. 2.
An Egyptian demonstrator holds a sign offering advice for Egypt's leader following prayers in Tahrir Square on Jan. 31.
Egyptians shout slogans and hold up signs in French and English in Cairo on Feb. 1.
An Egyptian protester holds up a sign calling for the end of the Mubarak regime in Tahrir Square on Jan. 31.
An Egyptian mother and her sons carry signs calling for the end of Mubarak's rule in Tahrir Square on Jan. 31.
An anti-government protester with an eye bandage reading "Go Mubarak" in Arabic stands in Tahrir Square on Jan. 31.
A demonstrator holds up a sign in Cairo on Feb. 1.
A demonstrator demanding the ouster of Mubarak holds a sign in Tahrir Square on Feb. 1.
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