18 Days in Egypt — in Pictures

February 13, 2011 at 3:19 PM Leave a comment

Boston.com’s “The Big Picture” scores again, as usual, with 40 amazing photos from Cairo’s Tahrir Square.  Fantastic intimate pictures of the protesters — amazing expressions of sorrow, worry and jubilation.  Love these because so much of what we saw here in the U.S. was that ever-present wide-shot of the square which lacked the personal element these pictures provide.

Here are a few of my favorites:

After Egypt's military announced on national television that the protesters’ demands would be met, the crowd celebrates. That joy turned to seething anger hours later when President Mubarak vowed to stay in office until September. (Tara Todras-Whitehill/Associated Press) #


Anti-government bloggers work on their laptops from Tahrir Square. Despite government attempts to shut down the Internet and limit communications, organizers have been adept at using a variety of media and electronic workarounds to coordinate the rallies. (Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images) #


Opposition supporters react in dismay at President Hosni Mubarak's speech to the nation. (Suhaib Salem/Reuters) #

More here.


Entry filed under: Foreign Policy, The World.

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