By Kate Ward
Updated February 05, 2011 at 12:00 PM EST

Image Credit: CNN More than a week after demonstrations began in Egypt protesting President Hosni Mubarak, Anderson Cooper has decided to leave the country. Like many U.S. journalists covering the demonstrations, Cooper had been attacked during his stay. “It is with a heavy heart that I have decided to leave Egypt,” Cooper wrote on his Twitter page. “CNN continues to have many teams in place. It was a hard decision to leave.” Katie Couric and Brian Williams left the country Friday; at the time, Cooper was steadfast in his desire to remain: He tweeted Friday, “Not sure where we can broadcast from, but we will find a way.”

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