LA Times–Egyptians guard against looting as Day 6 dawns

Egyptians awoke to a tense but relatively calm Sunday, the beginning of the workweek in Egypt, as crowds began to gather for a possible sixth day of protests and the military announced full control over the capital Cairo and the city of Alexandria.

Still, Al Jazeera television reported that small protests against the 30-year-rule of President Hosni Mubarak had already begun in both Cairo and Alexandria.

Residents stood guard against potential looting in their neighborhoods. Al Arabiya television reported that shops have been targeted in a rash of looting incidents and that the army had arrested an unspecified number of outlaws in the act of stealing.

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