This week's photo of the week, taken by Deputy Spokesperson for Foreign Media in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Erin Pelton, who was featured in this Newsweekvideo interview on evacuation efforts. Erin captures Public Diplomacy Officer Adam Lenert and Consular Affairs Officer Jessica Adams of U.S. Embassy Cairo assisting U.S. citizens at the Cairo International Airport in Egypt on February 3, 2011. The welfare and safety of U.S. citizens in Egypt remains one of State Department's top priorities
According to the U.S. Embassy Cairo website, "The U.S. Embassy advises that there will be no U.S. government evacuation flights on Friday, February 4. There will be U.S. Embassy personnel at the airport to assist U.S. citizens departing on commercial flights. We plan to continue evacuation efforts on Saturday, February 5 on a very limited basis in view of the availability of commercial flights and decreased demand for U.S. government evacuation flights. Additional U.S. government flights after Saturday are extremely unlikely.
"All remaining U.S. citizens who wish to depart Egypt on a U.S. government flight and who are able to do so should proceed to Terminal 1, Hall 4 (Hajj Hall) as soon as possible on Saturday, February 5. Do not wait for a call from the U.S. Embassy. Further delay is not advisable.
"This assistance will be provided on a reimbursable basis, as required by U.S. law. U.S. citizens who travel on US government " arranged transport will be expected to make their own onward travel plans from safehaven locations in Europe. Flights to evacuation points began departing Egypt on Monday, January 31."
You can find most up-to-date information for U.S. citizens affected by the events in Egypt on the travel.state.gov.