Anderson Cooper Attacked; CNN Anchor and Crew Caught in Violent Clashes in Egypt (VIDEO)

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Feb. 2 2011 1:48 PM

Anderson Cooper Attacked; CNN Anchor and Crew Caught in Violent Clashes in Egypt (VIDEO)


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Anderson Cooper is trending on news that he and his CNN crew were attacked in Cairo by backers of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Appearing on

American Morning

, Cooper recounted how he and the crew were trying to get to a neutral area, away from violent clashes between supporters of Mubarak and protesters calling for his removal. "We were set upon by pro-Mubarak supporters punching us in the head. Suddenly a young man would look at you and punch you in the face." No one from CNN was seriously hurt in the attack.

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