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Originally published Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 10:05 PM

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Victim of sex assault in Egypt, Lara Logan returns to CBS

After two months of silence, CBS News correspondent Lara Logan has returned to work, and she describes in an interview Sunday with "60 Minutes" the sexual assault she endured in Egypt.

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After two months of silence, CBS News correspondent Lara Logan has returned to work, and she describes in an interview Sunday with "60 Minutes" the sexual assault she endured in Egypt.

Logan and her crew were reporting in Cairo's Tahrir Square about the fall of Hosni Mubarak's government when her interpreter heard some of the men in the crowd tease in Arabic that they wanted to take Logan's pants off.

Within seconds, a mob of 200 to 300 men did just that and sexually assaulted Logan, who was on assignment for "60 Minutes," covering the Feb 11 uprising.

Logan was grabbed away from her bodyguard, a former member of Britain's elite military special services. The mob ripped off her clothes and beat her for more than 40 minutes. She prayed she would survive, according to transcripts of her first television interview since the assault.

"There was no doubt in my mind that I was in the process of dying," she tells Scott Pelley, who conducted the interview. "I thought not only am I going to die, but it's going to be just a torturous death that's going to go on forever."

The promotional clip shows a steely and determined Logan, interspersed with chaotic crowd footage taken by a CBS cameraman moments before she was separated from her producer, Max McClellan, and cameraman Richard Butler by the mob.

Logan's attack ended when a group of Egyptian women and soldiers helped her. The soldiers drove her and her team back to their hotel, according to CBS. She returned to the United States the next day and was treated in a hospital for four days.

Logan will also appear in an interview on the "60 Minutes" webcast, 60MinutesOvertime.com.

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