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Blindfolded & Beaten: Fox News Crew Describes 'Life or Death Struggle' in Cairo

"I was absolutely not ready to die that day."

While anti-government protests continue in Egypt, many international journalists have retreated from the frontlines after being threatened and, in many cases, detained by authorities. As we reported last week, a Fox news reporter and cameraman were confronted by a large contingent of pro-government demonstrators and savagely beaten.

Fox News correspondent Greg Palkot and cameraman Olaf Wiig have since returned to London. In the first interview following their ordeal, the two recounted the frightening experience for Fox News on Sunday.

"The main street was a total war zone, it was smoke, it was rocks being thrown, it was Molotov cocktails, it was flames, it was live fire," Polkot recalled.

"I got grabbed and I thought at that moment, I thought, 'Ok, I'm really now in trouble,'" Wiig added.

"People are all over him," Palkot said, referring to Wiig. "Within about 30 seconds, people are all over us -- and that's where our life or death struggle began."

Fortunately, Palkot and Wiig were later taken to a hospital. Once treated, they were ushered to the headquarters of the secret police, photographed and questioned before finally being released.

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