Egypt's Revolution

The heart of Egypt's January 25th revolution was in Downtown Cairo, in Tahrir Square. This is a documentation of events from the first day until Mubarak stepped down.

Mubarak metro station is the central station in Cairo. Many pieces of infrastructure are named after Hosni Mubarak. Many of these places are waiting to be renamed and their signs have been vandelized.

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Protesters and photographers outside the Egyptian Press Syndicate photograph a protester in front of the journalism syndicate.

The second day of protests in downtown Cairo started slowly with a relatively small protest at the Journalists Syndicate. In the late afternoon as that protest winded down a much less organized and more violent protest took place one block away. Police used teargas, guns and rocks to disperse the protesters who regrouped on Al Galaa, under 6th of October Bridge. The set fire to tires and placed a temporary roadblock as the police regrouped. When the police advanced, the protesters dispersed into the many allyways downtown and were reported to continue small skirmishes with riot police.

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A protester is dragged away by plain clothed police-men to a waiting van. He was one of many people plucked out of the crowed and disappeared.

Swirls of protests around Cairo came together in Midan Tahrir. Protests traded stones, teargas and water canons with riot police until a stalemate lead to many people sitting and waiting in the square.

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A protester in front of the Journalism Syndicate meets hands with one of the specially trained riot police as he pushes back against a coordon.

Swirls of protests around Cairo came together in Midan Tahrir. Protests traded stones, teargas and water canons with riot police until a stalemate lead to many people sitting and waiting in the square.

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On the edge of Boloq neighborhood near Tahrir protesters throw burning tires in the middle of the road to set up a blockade as they are being shot at by riot police in vans.

Swirls of protests around Cairo came together in Midan Tahrir. Protests traded stones, teargas and water canons with riot police until a stalemate lead to many people sitting and waiting in the square.

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Security at a government building stares out from their gates at a growing protest walking through Boloq neighborhood.

Swirls of protests around Cairo came together in Midan Tahrir. Protests traded stones, teargas and water canons with riot police until a stalemate lead to many people sitting and waiting in the square.

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Swirls of protests around Cairo came together in Midan Tahrir. Protests traded stones, teargas and water canons with riot police until a stalemate lead to many people sitting and waiting in the square.

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Swirls of protests around Cairo came together in Midan Tahrir. Protests traded stones, teargas and water canons with riot police until a stalemate lead to many people sitting and waiting in the square.

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20110128 - Cairo, Egypt - Midan Ramsis was covered in a heavy police presence throughout the morning.

After the friday prayer in Cairo Egypt worshipers exited the mosques, including Al-Azhar and started protesting on the street. The protests lasted into the evening as the convrged on the central square of Midan Tahrir

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20110126 - Cairo, Egypt -

Swirls of protests around Cairo came together in Midan Tahrir. Protests traded stones, teargas and water canons with riot police until a stalemate lead to many people sitting and waiting in the square.

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20110128 - Cairo, Egypt -

After the friday prayer in Cairo Egypt worshipers exited the mosques, including Al-Azhar and started protesting on the street. The protests lasted into the evening as the convrged on the central square of Midan Tahrir

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20110128 - Cairo, Egypt -

After the friday prayer in Cairo Egypt worshipers exited the mosques, including Al-Azhar and started protesting on the street. The protests lasted into the evening as the convrged on the central square of Midan Tahrir

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20110128 - Cairo, Egypt -

After the friday prayer in Cairo Egypt worshipers exited the mosques, including Al-Azhar and started protesting on the street. The protests lasted into the evening as the convrged on the central square of Midan Tahrir

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20110126 - Cairo, Egypt -

Swirls of protests around Cairo came together in Midan Tahrir. Protests traded stones, teargas and water canons with riot police until a stalemate lead to many people sitting and waiting in the square.

David Degner / Freelance

20110126 - Cairo, Egypt -

Swirls of protests around Cairo came together in Midan Tahrir. Protests traded stones, teargas and water canons with riot police until a stalemate lead to many people sitting and waiting in the square.

David Degner / Freelance

20110126 - Cairo, Egypt -

Swirls of protests around Cairo came together in Midan Tahrir. Protests traded stones, teargas and water canons with riot police until a stalemate lead to many people sitting and waiting in the square.

David Degner / Freelance

20110128 - Cairo, Egypt -

After the friday prayer in Cairo Egypt worshipers exited the mosques, including Al-Azhar and started protesting on the street. The protests lasted into the evening as the convrged on the central square of Midan Tahrir

David Degner / Freelance

20110128 - Cairo, Egypt -

After the friday prayer in Cairo Egypt worshipers exited the mosques, including Al-Azhar and started protesting on the street. The protests lasted into the evening as the convrged on the central square of Midan Tahrir

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20110128 - Cairo, Egypt -

After the friday prayer in Cairo Egypt worshipers exited the mosques, including Al-Azhar and started protesting on the street. The protests lasted into the evening as the convrged on the central square of Midan Tahrir

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20110128 - Cairo, Egypt -

After the friday prayer in Cairo Egypt worshipers exited the mosques, including Al-Azhar and started protesting on the street. The protests lasted into the evening as the convrged on the central square of Midan Tahrir

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20110128 - Cairo, Egypt -

After the friday prayer in Cairo Egypt worshipers exited the mosques, including Al-Azhar and started protesting on the street. The protests lasted into the evening as the convrged on the central square of Midan Tahrir

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As the sun set in Cairo groups of youth tried to advance on the Interior Ministry using cars as shields. While in Tahrir people, including many middle aged and professionals, such as engineers and lawyers settled in to wait through the night.

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As the sun set in Cairo groups of youth tried to advance on the Interior Ministry using cars as shields. While in Tahrir people, including many middle aged and professionals, such as engineers and lawyers settled in to wait through the night.

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As the sun set in Cairo groups of youth tried to advance on the Interior Ministry using cars as shields. While in Tahrir people, including many middle aged and professionals, such as engineers and lawyers settled in to wait through the night.

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20110129 - Cairo, Egypt -

As the sun set in Cairo groups of youth tried to advance on the Interior Ministry using cars as shields. While in Tahrir people, including many middle aged and professionals, such as engineers and lawyers settled in to wait through the night.

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After yesterdays march from friday prayer into Tahrir the square was cleared, and refilled with army personnel. Throughout the day protesters continued to converge on the square, mingling with the military and talking about brotherhood. At one corner of the square people joined arms to protect the Egyptian Museum, and at the other a looted Hardees restaurant smoldered.

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After a night of rocks and bullets in Tahrir the anit-Mubarak protesters took the morning to regroup, treat their wounded, and re-fortify their barricades.

The one barricade between pro and anti-Mubarak protesters near the Egyptian Museum was lightly separated by a few egyptian army troops.

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After a night of rocks and bullets in Tahrir the anit-Mubarak protesters took the morning to regroup, treat their wounded, and re-fortify their barricades.

The one barricade between pro and anti-Mubarak protesters near the Egyptian Museum was lightly separated by a few egyptian army troops.

David Degner / Freelance

20110129 - Cairo, Egypt -

After yesterdays march from friday prayer into Tahrir the square was cleared, and refilled with army personnel. Throughout the day protesters continued to converge on the square, mingling with the military and talking about brotherhood. At one corner of the square people joined arms to protect the Egyptian Museum, and at the other a looted Hardees restaurant smoldered.

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Near Rafa and the border with Israel the bedouins of Sinai are continuing their long term dispute with the central government with new fervor. They claim that almost all of the Interior Ministry police have left their posts and that security is now provided by Bedouins and an Army presence.

One bedouin leader, Sheikh Mosa also claims that as Bedouins stockpile guns amidst the instability the prices have doubled from about $1000 to $2000. Also, he claims that in the last week the gun trade under the tunnel have reversed directions as demand in Sinai increased.

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In Cairo today smaller protests broke out in front of many companies as workers asked for more rights and better wages.

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Swirls of protests around Cairo came together in Midan Tahrir. Protests traded stones, teargas and water canons with riot police until a stalemate lead to many people sitting and waiting in the square.

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After more than two weeks of riots and protests in Egypt protests broke out again on Friday including in Alexandria. The protesters gathered along the corniche and marched toward Ras El Teen, one of the Presidential Palaces.

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After more than two weeks of riots and protests in Egypt protests broke out again on Friday including in Alexandria. The protesters gathered along the corniche and marched toward Ras El Teen, one of the Presidential Palaces.

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Swirls of protests around Cairo came together in Midan Tahrir. Protests traded stones, teargas and water canons with riot police until a stalemate lead to many people sitting and waiting in the square.

David Degner / Freelance