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Friday, February 8, 2013

Photos of the Day: Feb. 8, 2013

In this Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 photo, Soraya Bahgat, founder of the anti-harassment group Tahrir Bodyguard, tries a self-defense move on instructor Ramy Jerair Latchinian, left, at a workshop for women organized by the group in response to a recent spate in sexual violence against female protesters in Cairo, Egypt. Mob-led sexual assaults targeting Egypt's female protesters could increase if perpetrators are not punished, an international rights group warned on Wednesday. Amnesty International's warning followed a statement from the U.N. human rights office, which last week said that about 25 women were reportedly sexually assaulted,in some cases with extraordinary violence, in Cairo's Tahrir Square during recent demonstrations against Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.