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Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak at presidential palace

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak looks on during his meeting with an Emirates foreign minister, not pictured, at the presidential palace in Cairo on Tuesday. The meeting is the first show for Mubarak in front of international media following the country's Jan. 28 protests.

Anti-Mubarak protesters inside plastic tent

An Egyptian anti-Mubarak protester reads a newspaper inside a plastic tent at Tahrir square in Cairo on Sunday. Egypt's largest opposition group, the Muslim Brotherhood, said it would begin talks Sunday with the government to try to end the country's political crisis but made clear it would insist on the immediate ouster of longtime authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak.

Protesters seen through plastic sheeting

Anti-government protesters are seen through plastic sheeting Tuesday as they read anti-Mubarak slogans in Tahrir Square in Cairo. The protests, which saw tens of thousands of people massing daily in downtown Cairo for demonstrations that at times turned violent, have raised questions about the impact on the economy. More than 160,000 foreign tourists fled the country in a matter of days last week, in an exodus sure to hammer the vital tourism sector.

Anti-Mubarak protesters shout slogans

Egyptian anti-Mubarak protesters shout slogans as they march in Alexandria, Egypt, on Tuesday. Tens of thousands of Egyptians have been demonstrating in Cairo and other cities, calling for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. Arabic reads "Egypt, one nation, one blood."

Mubarak protesters hold Egypt flag

Anti-Mubarak protesters hold an huge Egyptian flag Tuesday as they take part in a demonstration at Tahrir Square in Cairo. Protesters appear to have settled in for a long standoff, turning Tahrir Square into a makeshift village with tens of thousands coming every day, with some sleeping in tents made of blankets and plastic sheeting.

Chocolate hearts are decorated at Lake Champlain Chocolates factory

Emily Jones decorates chocolate hearts Tuesday at the Lake Champlain Chocolates factory in Burlington, Vt. Cocoa bean and sugar prices are going up, but industry observers say it's unlikely it will cost more to buy sweets for your sweet this Valentine's Day.

KU players cheer

KU players on the bench celebrate after a basket scored during the Missouri-Kansas game Monday in Lawrence.

Morris blocks English's shot

Markieff Morris blocks a shot by Kim English in the second half of the Missouri-Kansas game Monday in Lawrence.

Rock Bridge's Ralph Jones wrestles at the Bruins' last home match

Ralph Jones flips Jefferson City High School's Cameron Cotton during Rock Bridge High school's last home match on Monday.

KU fans watch as Tyrel Reed shoots over Marcus Denmon

As KU fans watch, Marcus Denmon cannot block Tyrel Reed's shot in the first half of the Tigers game Monday in Lawrence, Kan.

KU student section throws newspaper confetti before game

KU fans celebrate before the start of the game against MU by throwing newspaper confetti during the Jayhawks' team announcements Monday in Lawrence, Kan.

Jones flips opponent

Rock Bridge's Ralph Jones flips Jefferson City's Cameron Cotton during the Bruins' final home match of the season Monday.

Ricardo Ratliffe reaches out in attempt to block KU shot

Ricardo Ratliffe tries to block Tyshawn Taylor's shot in the first half of the Tigers game Monday in Lawrence, Kan.

KU fans welcome MU men's basketball team with newspaper destruction

KU fans rip up newspapers and throw them onto the court as the MU men's basketball team enters the arena before the first half of the Tigers game Monday in Lawrence, Kan.

Phil Pressey dribbles past KU defender

Phil Pressey drives past Tyshawn Taylor during the first half of the Tigers game Monday in Lawrence, Kan.

Pressey drives past Morris

Matt Pressey drives past Marcus Morris during the first half of Missouri's game against Kansas on Monday in Lawrence, Kan.

Snow pile panorama

A panorama of the snow pile left by a snowstorm that dumped 17.7 inches of snow in Columbia last week.

Rowe reads to Jayhawks

ESPN reporter Holly Rowe reads KU students a "KU fairy tale" during the pregame warmups Monday at Allen Fieldhouse.

KU fans boo MU fans

KU fans stood up and booed MU fans on Monday as they walked into Allen Fieldhouse.

Excess snow left elsewhere to melt

A Columbia Public Works truck driver dumps snow on land owned by Boone Quarries on Monday near the company's West Quarry at 2510 N. Stadium Blvd. The city's excess snow from the storm on Tuesday is piled on the property and left to melt.
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