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In Pictures: Egypt celebrates Eid

Across the country, Eid prayers were held in all mosques on Thursday morning. These photos come from different mosques united in prayers but divided in politics. From Nahda sit in to Tahrir, to the violence-gripped city of Al Arish in North Sinai

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Managing editor Rana Allam

If you are not with us, you are against us

For three years, Egyptians have been taking to the streets demanding democracy, social justice and freedom, and for three years they have been denied. They are being cornered over and over into making tough choices, then end up choosing what they deem “less horrible” and the results have never lived up to their aspirations. As …

Rana Allam

Free Faramawy

By Taher El Moataz Bellah On 28 January 2011 Mohamed Faramawy was present in Tahrir Square. Despite being a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, his decision to join was motivated by a duty to topple a corrupt regime and not by the orders of the outdated and opportunistic guidance office. Faramawy, 31, did not throw …

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Culling youth

Egypt haemorrhages. Stretcher-bearers bus bodies, fallen replaced. Helicopters swoop and hover. Tormented faces agonise. None dares call it outright civil war; just as none want to admit a coup is a coup. The memory of happier times scurrying across Tahrir Square for a bite to eat or taking in a movie in Heliopolis is fading. …

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Dr. H.A. Hellyer

Days of impunity

On 2 February 2011, I was in Tahrir Square and I left in the early afternoon to go home. Within a half hour of my leaving, camels, horses and thugs attacked Tahrir Square, resulting in more than a dozen deaths and hundreds wounded. That day is now etched into Egyptian revolutionary history as the Battle …

Dr H.A. Hellyer

Editor’s letter: Crucifying the Muslim Brotherhood

A few days ago while walking in Tahrir Square, I heard a young man shouting at two bearded men: “Out, out.” It was not clear to me, nor to anyone else, what they had actually done wrong. The poor bearded men, one in his early twenties and the other in his mid-forties, did not have …

Maher Hamoud

Tactical retreat: Ultras absent from protests in Egypt and Turkey

By James M. Dorsey Militant, highly politicised football fans who played key roles in the toppling of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, opposition to post-Mubarak military rule and last month’s mass protests against Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, have been, as organisations, conspicuously absent from the dramatic scenes in Cairo with the overthrow of President …

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Two sides, same state

On Sunday, thousands took to the streets to reaffirm the strength of public legitimacy, peacefully marching from all squares across the capital towards Tahrir Square, the presidential palace and Al-Qubba Palace. The Tamarod campaign, which has been organising the marches, suddenly removed a couple of marches from the liston Saturday night, mainly those from middle …

Thoraia Abou Bakr

Women under attack

Horrific as these injuries are, physical wounds do usually heal with time, while the psychological effects often last much longer and can be equally if not more severe than the visible wounds.

Adel Heine

Flashback: 11 February 2011

It is normal for an individual, especially from the younger generations, to have a memory slate that involuntarily and regularly wipes itself clean. Unfortunately, I have one of those memories, leaving me sometimes unaware of things that happened not so long ago. On the other hand, it is abnormal for an entire nation of 83 …

Dahlia Kholaif

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In Pictures: Tahrir square continues to rebel

Protesters continued to flock to Tahrir square demanding the removal on President Mohamed Morsi. Tamarod (Rebellion) campaign, Al-Dostor party and Al-Tiar Al-Sha’aby among other political groups called upon the people to remain in the different squares across the country, until their demands are met Photos by Aaron T. Rose

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