A Bloody Day in Images from Spiegel
As in previous days, many of the protesters had spent the night on Tahrir Square.
Anti-government demonstrators read newspapers in downtown Cairo on Wednesday, before the violence broke out.
Thousands of Mubarak supporters descended on Tahrir Square on Wednesday, carrying Egyptian flags and portraits of the president.
Not to mention the weaponry
A supporter of Mubarak shouts slogans at a demonstration in Cairo's Mohandiseen neighborhood.
A large pro-government demonstration arrives at Tahrir Square on Wednesday.
Violent clashes between supporters and opponents of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak broke out in central Cairo around noon on Wednesday.
Demonstrators help an injured man.
Mubarak's supporters are reported to be armed and highly aggressive.
Soldiers stationed around the square did not intervene in the clashes. Eyewitnesses told SPIEGEL ONLINE that the army was supporting the protesters by checking aggressive Mubarak supporters as they arrived.
Anti-government protesters broke up paving stones to get projectiles to throw.
There were reports that dozens of people had been injured during the riots. In this photo, the pro-government demonstrators are in the foreground and the anti-government protesters are in the background.
The violence continued on Wednesday evening, with Molotov cocktails being thrown, such as this one near Tahrir Square.