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Photos: The Attack On CNN’s Anderson Cooper On The Streets Of Cairo

CNN has released a series of photographs taken by photojournalist Kim Badawi of Getty who was nearby when pro-government demonstrators attacked Anderson Cooper and his crew. The shots capture the tense moments as men Cooper has described on air as “thugs” descended upon him and ultimately started throwing punches. Cooper’s photographer is seen in several of the photos; Cooper says the crew specifically targeted the photog as well, attempting to steal his camera. Ultimately, Cooper and crew (including a female CNN producer who was also punched and appears in the pictures) escaped–largely unhurt–and resumed reporting from a safe location.

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