White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told CNN: "We continue to watch events very closely, and he stresses that the transition must start now." Pressed if the authorities take further by President Hosni Mubarak Gibbs will only say that Obama and other officials have emphasized in recent days, it must be "real change" in Egypt.

Spokesperson of U.S. State Department, PJ Crowley Twitter: "We are concerned about the arrests and attacks against media in Egypt # new civil society that Egypt wants to build includes the freedom of the press .."

[Updated 17:05 Cairo 10:05 ET] This is a video summary of the day's events in Egypt until now.
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