Photos: A historic day of protests in Egypt

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      It's been a day that the people of Egypt—and indeed people around the world—may never forget.

      After eight days of protest, Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak announced today (February 1) he will not seek reelection but would not step down immediately.

      This came as more than a million people poured on to the streets for mass demonstrations in Cairo and other cities in the country.

      Al Jazeera English has been broadcasting images of the historic protests to the world.

      Here are some scenes that Al Jazeera captured of today's events in Cairo.