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Anderson Cooper attacked in Egypt with crew [video]

February 2, 2011 |  4:25 pm

 

Anderson Cooper attacked Anderson Cooper was attacked in Egypt by government supporters who turned on him and his crew Wednesday in the protest-torn streets of Cairo.

FULL EGYPT COVERAGE AND PHOTOS

In upsetting video footage released by CNN, above, Cooper can be heard declaring he was hit "like 10 times in the mouth" as he attempted to usher various members of his crew, one of them female, through the mob.

"Calm down," he can be heard saying to the assailants.

Afterward, Cooper sent out an update via Twitter. "Thanks for tweets of concern," he said. "I'm sore and head hurts but fine. Neil and mary anne are bruised but ok too. Thanks"

The silver fox is no stranger to violence overseas -- a little more than a year ago in Haiti after the devastating earthquake, Cooper was captured on video carrying to safety a child who was left bloody by looters who'd started throwing rocks and chunks of concrete.

"To me, the story today is not me being attacked, it's the melee that continues," Cooper told Show Tracker. "This is a stunning development, and it's not clear what kind of impact it's going to have.

Check out the Cairo clip above and get more on the situation in Egypt here.

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-- Matt Donnelly
Twitter.com/MattDonnelly 

Photo: Anderson Cooper attends the 2011 "CNN Heroes" telecast. Credit: Associated Press

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