CBS News has issued a statement saying on that day, Logan was physically and sexually assaulted by members of the crowd when she was separated from her news crew. The photo here was taken moments before the attack began.
Logan "was covering the jubilation in Tahrir Square for a '60 Minutes' story when she and her team and their security were surrounded by a dangerous element amidst the celebration," according to the statement. "It was a mob of more than 200 people whipped into a frenzy."
"She was surrounded and suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers," the statement continued.
As the violence between pro- and anti-government protesters in Egypt has escalated, several well-known TV journalists covering the clash have come under attack.
CNN's Anderson Cooper was punched in the face repeatedly by a pro-Mubarak mob, and now CBS's Katie Couric and ABC's Christiane Amanpour have also had frightening run-ins with angry protesters. Fox News correspondent Greg Palkot was severely beaten, according to Fox News.
"For the first time in the last few days you can really feel what dictatorship means," said CBS correspondent Lara Logan.
With that, Colbert introduced 'The Colbert Report's' (weekdays, 11:30PM ET on Comedy Central) senior Middle Eastern correspondent, a cat named Christiane Aman-purr.
"You are an expert on Egypt," Colbert told the cat, "in that you are worshiped as a God there."
However, when Colbert began peppering the cat with question about the embattled nation it had no response.
(S03E05) This week in Eureka wasn't quite what I expected. After the dramatics from "I Do Over" I assumed most of that would be swept to the side and we would be treated to one of the more comedic episodes. The fact that the episode was based on a mummy, and that goofy title, kind of hinted at that as well. It wasn't all yuks and Egyptian mysticism though. Weaved in with that weekly story we had the fallout from those major events from last week.
It seems everyone wants a piece of Omar Sharif these days. First a televised drama in Britain tried to woo the legendary actor, and now Sharif has turned down an offer of one and a half million pounds to appear in an Egyptian drama. Don't take it as snobbery, however, as the aging actor claims he's been turning down roles due to failing health. He also recently turned down the chance to lend his voice to the upcoming animated adaptation of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.
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