Flames in Cairo as police try to clear protesters

A protester throws a tear gas canister away near the interior ministry during clashes with the Egyptian riot police, not seen, in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011. Firing tear gas and rubber bullets, Egyptian riot police on Sunday clashed for a second day with thousands of rock-throwing protesters demanding that the ruling military quickly announce a date to hand over power to an elected government. ((AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill))

November 20, 2011 11:09:18 AM PST
Egyptian soldiers and police set fire to protest tents in the middle of Cairo's Tahrir Square and fired tear gas and rubber bullets in a major assault Sunday to drive out thousands demanding that the military rulers quickly transfer power to a civilian government. At least three protesters were killed.