An Egyptian anti-government protester reads a newspaper as he rests against an army tank positioned in Cairo's landmark Tahrir Square in the early hours of Feb. 11, 2011, as the 18th day of protests against President Hosni Mubarak's regime beings with furious Egyptian protesters vowing to step up their revolt after Mubarak refused to quit office.
An Egyptian anti-government protester marches with a banner reading "the end" in Tahrir Square, downtown Cairo, Feb. 10, 2011. Egypt's military announced on national television it had stepped in to secure the country and promised protesters calling for President Hosni Mubarak's ouster that all their demands would soon be met. Tens of thousands of protesters packed into central Tahrir broke into chants of "We're almost there, we're almost there" and waved V-for-victory signs as thousands more flowed in to join them well after nightfall. They were proven wrong by Mubarak's speech.
An anti-government protester wipes a tear after watching in Tahrir Square as President Hosni Mubarak speaks to the nation on February 10, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Mubarak made a statement saying that he had given some powers to his vice president but would not resign or leave the country, leaving a crowd of anti-government protesters disappointed and furious after early reports he might step down.
A protester holds a placard showing Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and reading "Go out... Just do it" at the continuing anti-government demonstration in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011.
Egyptian anti-government demonstrators wave their national flag as they gather at Cairo's Tahrir Square on Feb. 10, 2011, on the 17th day of consecutive protests calling for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.
Egyptian anti-government demonstrators wave Egyptian flags at Cairo's Tahrir Square on Feb. 10, 2011, the 17th day of protests against President Hosni Mubarak's regime. The protests came amid reports that President Hosni Mubarak is stepping down.
Egyptian anti-government demonstrators wave national flags bearing the date "January 25," referring to the first day of the start of protests calling for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak, at Cairo's Tahrir Square on Feb. 10, 2011.