The Trial of Hosni Mubarak
Mubarak supporters arrive
Pro-Mubarak demonstrators turned out to the Mubarak trial early, and were a vocal - and provocative - minority outside the entrance.
At 7am the sun was already brightly shining, and officers waited for approved trial guests to make their way through the barricades to the entrance of the Police Academy.
The significance of the trial of Hosni Mubarak, a stalwart ally of the USA and Israel, and the strongest of Middle Eastern strongmen for the past 30 years, cannot be overstated. The fact that it is taking place in a civil court in Cairo only augments its significance. As the sun dawned across the desert international and domestic media prepared to beam it live around the globe.
Revolutionaries turned out in large numbers and heckled the former president as his image was projected on a massive screen outside the trial venue. A one-armed revolutionary lead the chants for much of the morning.
Journalists express their anger at denial of entry to gatekeepers at the Mubarak trial, waving thair press cards and letters of invitation.
A pro-Mubarak demonstrator hoists a blurry portrait of the former President in the dawn light outside the trial grounds.
As morning broke over the trial grounds - formerly the Mubarak Police Academy - outside Cairo, officers loitered in one of dozens of police transporters lining the parking lot.
I reject the humiliation of the president
Mubarak sympathizers were well co-ordinated and many wore matching t-shirts which read: 'I am Egyptian and I reject the humiliation of the president'.
Officers stood at egual distance along the outer wall of the police academy that is serving as the trial venue. Mounted officers ensured coverage across the distance.
Riot police line the barricades at the entry to the Police Academy (formerly the Mubarak Police Academy) in Cairo's Fifth Settlement.
Watching their backs
An Egyptian policeman checks over his shoulder for scuffles behind him while in formation outside the entrance to the Mubarak trial grounds.
Moments after Mubarak's helicopter landed, images of his transport to the court by ambulance were broadcast on a massive screen outside the trial venue. Demonstrators held up their shoes in insult to the former President.
Egyptian State TV broadcast the first public images of Mubarak since his defiant speech on February 10, 2011, during which he vowed to remain in power. Mubarak was flown in a medical helicopter to the the trial, and appeared in court in a hospital bed behind an iron cage.
A revolutionary hurls a rock towards pro-Mubarak demonstrators at the entrance to the Mubarak trial. Officers were hesitant to arrest protesters, and this man recieved only a stern warning.
No mans land
A demonstrator carries the Egyptian flag as he runs through the no mans land between pro- and anti- Mubarak demonstrators under a cascade of rocks and bottles.
The windshield of an officers car was smashed during the protests.
Egyptian military forces in tanks maintained a presence at each entrance to the trial grounds.
Pro-Mubarak demonstrators scatter and regroup in the aftermath of clashes with anti-Mubarak protesters along the dusty edge of the trial complex.
A rock flies overhead.
Mubarak supporters clash with revolutionaries outside the trial grounds.
Flag & Koran
A man stands in the middle of the lot outside the entrance to the trial holding an Egyptian flag and a copy of the Koran.
Riot police were lined up to stop clashes between revolutionaries and Mubarak supporters.
Demonstrators argue outside the trial venue.
Police capture a demonstrator amidst a chaotic battle in front of the Police Academy.
A demonstrator hangs in the air after dodging a rock.
A Mubarak supporter grabs his head in pain after being hit by a projectile earlier in the day,
Revolutionaries pose in front of riot police lined up to keep them from attacking Mubarak supporters.
In the pre-dawn light the massive Police Academy (formerly the Mubarak Police Academy) rises from the desert in Cairo's Fifth Settlement, about an hour from downtown.