Obama: Egypt not going back to way it was on Demonstrations in Egypt

 
 
 
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says Egypt isn't going back to being the country it was and he's playing down prospects that the Muslim Brotherhood will take a major role in a new government.
Obama said in an interview broadcast on Fox television before the Super Bowl that the Muslim Brotherhood is one faction in Egypt, but it doesn't have majority support. The president said it's important "not to say that our only two options are the Muslim Brotherhood, or to suppress the Egyptian people.
Pro-democracy protests have rocked the Arab country the last two weeks.
Obama said he has confidence that a representative government the U.S. could work with would emerge "if Egypt moves in an orderly transition process."

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Coptic Christians praying on Tahrir Square
This is the sound of protestors in Tahrir Square taking part in a Sunday mass. Christian and Muslim protestors prayed together before continuing their chants.

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President Barack Obama says it is clear that Egypt's government will change. COURTESY: FOX NEWS ((mandatory on-air credit))

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President Barack Obama is asked if he thinks Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will step down soon. ((note length of cut)) COURTESY: FOX NEWS ((mandatory on-air credit))

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: Anti-government protesters sit and lie inside the tracks of an Egyptian Army tank, both to prevent them from moving and to shield themselves from the rain, at the protest site opposite the Egyptian Museum near Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, Egypt Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. Egypt's vice president met a broad representation of major opposition groups for the first time Sunday and agreed to allow freedom of the press and to release those detained since anti-government protests began, though Al-Jazeera's English-language news network said one of its correspondents had been detained the same day by the Egyptian military.

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: An Egyptian anti-Mubarak protester holds a banner reading in Arabic "If you love Egypt you don't still" at Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. Egypt's vice president met a broad representation of major opposition groups for the first time Sunday and agreed to allow freedom of the press and to release those detained since anti-government protests began, though Al-Jazeera's English-language news network said one of its correspondents had been detained the same day by the Egyptian military.
 
 
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