Paradise Lost

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2013

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For the year of Morsy’s rule many Islamists believed that a utopian Egypt was being built based on the Quran. Now that their president has been deposed their dreams have been shattered. This is a small photo essay showing the last moments of their dreams as they lounge in the park by the Nahda Square sit-in.

Cairo Egypt - August 03: As their month long sit-in continues, a woman prays alone in the Oumran Garden in Cairo, Egypt on August 03. The garden is located beside one of the Pro-Morsy sit-ins in Cairo and has been taken over as a place to relax in the shade, especially during the monthlong fasting of Ramadan. According to a report by Amnesty International, the garden has also been the location of torture and murder by the Morsy supporters. (Photo by David Degner / Getty Images)

Cairo Egypt - August 03: As their month long sit-in continues, some of the supporters go fishing in the pond for small fish in the Oumran Garden in Cairo, Egypt on August 03. The garden is located beside one of the Pro-Morsy sit-ins in Cairo and has been taken over as a place to relax in the shade, especially during the monthlong fasting of Ramadan. According to a report by Amnesty International, the garden has also been the location of torture and murder by the Morsy supporters. (Photo by David Degner / Getty Images)

Cairo Egypt - August 03: Morsy Supporters watch as a march arrives at their sit-in from inside Oumran Garden in Cairo, Egypt on August 03. The garden is located beside one of the Pro-Morsy sit-ins in Cairo and has been taken over as a place to relax in the shade, especially during the monthlong fasting of Ramadan. According to a report by Amnesty International, the garden has also been the location of torture and murder by the Morsy supporters. (Photo by David Degner / Getty Images)

Cairo Egypt - August 02: As their month long sit-in continues, supporters of Morsi relax in the Oumran Garden in Cairo, Egypt on August 02. The garden is located beside one of the Pro-Morsy sit-ins in Cairo and has been taken over as a place to relax in the shade, especially during the monthlong fasting of Ramadan. According to a report by Amnesty International, the garden has also been the location of torture and murder by the Morsy supporters. (Photo by David Degner / Getty Images)

Cairo Egypt - August 03: As their month long sit-in continues supporters of Morsi cook small fish caught in the koi pond of Oumran Garden in Cairo, Egypt on August 03. The garden is located beside one of the Pro-Morsy sit-ins in Cairo and has been taken over as a place to relax in the shade, especially during the monthlong fasting of Ramadan. According to a report by Amnesty International, the garden has also been the location of torture and murder by the Morsy supporters. (Photo by David Degner / Getty Images)

Cairo Egypt - August 02: As their month long sit-in continues, supporters of Morsi relax in the Oumran Garden in Cairo, Egypt on August 02. The garden is located beside one of the Pro-Morsy sit-ins in Cairo and has been taken over as a place to relax in the shade, especially during the monthlong fasting of Ramadan. According to a report by Amnesty International, the garden has also been the location of torture and murder by the Morsy supporters. (Photo by David Degner / Getty Images)

Cairo Egypt - August 03: As their month long sit-in continues, a supporter of Morsi holds some flowers in Oumran Garden in Cairo, Egypt on August 03. The garden is located beside one of the Pro-Morsy sit-ins in Cairo and has been taken over as a place to relax in the shade, especially during the monthlong fasting of Ramadan. According to a report by Amnesty International, the garden has also been the location of torture and murder by the Morsy supporters. (Photo by David Degner / Getty Images)

Cairo Egypt - August 02: As their month long sit-in continues, supporters of Morsi relax in the Oumran Garden in Cairo, Egypt on August 02. The garden is located beside one of the Pro-Morsy sit-ins in Cairo and has been taken over as a place to relax in the shade, especially during the monthlong fasting of Ramadan. According to a report by Amnesty International, the garden has also been the location of torture and murder by the Morsy supporters. (Photo by David Degner / Getty Images)

Cairo Egypt - August 03: As their month long sit-in continues, a poster of Morsy has fallen in the pond the Oumran Garden in Cairo, Egypt on August 03. The garden is located beside one of the Pro-Morsy sit-ins in Cairo and has been taken over as a place to relax in the shade, especially during the monthlong fasting of Ramadan. According to a report by Amnesty International, the garden has also been the location of torture and murder by the Morsy supporters. (Photo by David Degner / Getty Images)

Cairo Egypt - August 03: As their month long sit-in continues, supporters of Morsi relax in the Oumran Garden in Cairo, Egypt on August 03. The garden is located beside one of the Pro-Morsy sit-ins in Cairo and has been taken over as a place to relax in the shade, especially during the monthlong fasting of Ramadan. According to a report by Amnesty International, the garden has also been the location of torture and murder by the Morsy supporters. (Photo by David Degner / Getty Images)

Cairo Egypt - August 03: As their month long sit-in continues, supporters watch the army positioned outside the Oumran Garden in Cairo, Egypt on August 03. The garden is located beside one of the Pro-Morsy sit-ins in Cairo and has been taken over as a place to relax in the shade, especially during the monthlong fasting of Ramadan. According to a report by Amnesty International, the garden has also been the location of torture and murder by the Morsy supporters. (Photo by David Degner / Getty Images)

Cairo Egypt - August 03: As their month long sit-in continues supporters of Morsi relax in the Oumran Garden in Cairo, Egypt on August 03. The garden is located beside one of the Pro-Morsy sit-ins in Cairo and has been taken over as a place to relax in the shade, especially during the monthlong fasting of Ramadan. According to a report by Amnesty International, the garden has also been the location of torture and murder by the Morsy supporters. (Photo by David Degner / Getty Images)

Cairo Egypt - August 03: As their month long sit-in continues, supporter of Morsi holds a fish he caught in the Oumran Garden in Cairo, Egypt on August 03. The garden is located beside one of the Pro-Morsy sit-ins in Cairo and has been taken over as a place to relax in the shade, especially during the monthlong fasting of Ramadan. According to a report by Amnesty International, the garden has also been the location of torture and murder by the Morsy supporters. (Photo by David Degner / Getty Images)