A look at the major players in Egypt's political crisis

| Thursday, February 10, 2011 | |
To fully grasp what continues to happen in Cairo, there's a necessity to understand who the world is dealing with

by Jonathan S. Landay and Miret El Naggar

Although President Hosni Mubarak announced Tuesday that he wouldn't run for a sixth consecutive term, he will retain a considerable ability to influence the political upheaval unleashed by the biggest anti-government protests in his 30-year rule.

Here are brief profiles of Mubarak and some other major players in the crisis roiling the most populous nation of the Arab world...



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