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Egypt protests: US call to Hosni Mubarak's government

The US has called on the Egyptian government to lift its 30-year-old state of emergency immediately.

Earlier, the White House described as "particularly unhelpful" comments by Egyptian Vice-President Omar Suleiman that the country was not ready for democracy.

The BBC's Jack Izzard reports.

  • 09 Feb 2011