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Protesters are soaked by a police water canon in front of the l-Istiqama Mosque in Giza.

Jan. 28, 2011

Protests in Egypt intensified today on the streets of Cairo, Suez and Alexandria. The government shut down mobile phone and internet services. Security forces put opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei under house arrest. We'll discuss the unfolding events. Plus, Iranian-American comedian Maz Jobrani joins us in our Navy Pier studios. He's best known as a founding member of the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour. And film contributor Milos Stehlik reviews Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s latest film “Biutiful.”