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A harrowing, historic week in Egypt

They have been days of chants and chaos, bloodshed mixed with moments of breathtaking solidarity between the protesters and the soldiers sent to subdue them. The flame of social unrest that first flickered in Tunisia has spread to Egypt, culminating with the announcement Tuesday by President Hosni Mubarak that after three decades in power, he would not run for another term. The clashes left government buildings in ashes, stores ransacked, and an economy teetering. Cairo's international airport teemed with Americans and other foreigners trying to flee; Egypt's tourism industry froze. At Cairo's Liberation Square, Mubarak's announcement was met with jeers and calls for an immediate resignation. Pro-Mubarak forces struck back, attacking the protesters in waves. The country of 80 million, rich in history but bereft of personal freedoms, awaits the next stage. Collected here are images from the last week focusing inside Egypt. -- Lloyd Young (45 photos total)

President Hosni Mubarak, in a taped speech shown Tuesday night, announces he would not run for reelection. It's unclear whether a majority of Egyptians will support his staying in office until September, when elections are scheduled. The reaction on Liberation Square, where tens of thousands of protesters watch the speech, is unequivocal: The president must go now. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
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257 comments so far...

Nice shots! The #12 is the best in my opnion!

Posted by Gabriel Amaral February 2, 11 02:13 PM

The Egyptian people will ultimately prevail. Down with Mubarak!

All the support & love from Tunisia!

Posted by Slim M February 2, 11 02:15 PM


Posted by Juany Valdés February 2, 11 02:20 PM

Democracy and freedom for Egypt, bring down the murderers and killers, the entire world supports you.

Posted by David February 2, 11 02:22 PM

Many of these photos are resized really poorly - I don't know what software you're using, but you should really resample the images to avoid the ugly jagginess (that didn't appear when Alan Taylor was curating...)

Posted by aaron February 2, 11 02:27 PM

speriamo che i fondamentalisti non creino danni.
mi auguro, se hanno un minimo d'intelligente, di non distruggere tutte le magnifiche opere presenti nei loro musei
spero che il paese ritrovi presto un'identità

Posted by paolo February 2, 11 02:30 PM

"When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right. "
Victor Hugo.

"A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets. "
Napoleon Bonaparte.

The people will prevail.

Posted by Ali Hayat February 2, 11 02:31 PM

Great photographs, as usual. Love the women on the frontline in Number 41.

Posted by Jamie Potter February 2, 11 02:33 PM

Egyptians are strong! Greetings from Poland.

Posted by Arialito February 2, 11 02:36 PM

Power to the people!

Posted by Buckie February 2, 11 02:39 PM


Let the youth rise up!

Posted by Nik Botha February 2, 11 02:46 PM

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”

John F. Kennedy, In a speech at the White House, 1962.

Posted by Cody February 2, 11 02:48 PM


Posted by flip February 2, 11 02:48 PM


i hope the best for egypt,,,

Posted by fran.loph February 2, 11 02:49 PM

!!!!As european journalist I call for the immediate release of all detained journalists in El Cairo by Mubarak forces!!!!.

Posted by journalist February 2, 11 02:55 PM

Crazy crazy crazy.... Hope it all ends well for the Egyptian people.

Posted by Evan February 2, 11 02:57 PM

Unbelievable. This is overwhelming, humbling, and makes your own life seem so futile. I am deeply impressed by what the human spirit can achieve, and I will support the good cause in spirit.
And these are photos worthy of such a groundbreaking moment in Egyptian history. Thanks for being so respectful and sincere!

Posted by Jordi February 2, 11 02:59 PM

#41 is great! Question about #26: what clashes does it refer to in particular? I thought the militaries were meant to stay neutral ...

Posted by Giovanni February 2, 11 03:00 PM

Incredible photos, but I'm living in Alexandria and sad to see our own quest for freedom not pictured.

Posted by Emelia February 2, 11 03:04 PM

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Posted by Matt February 2, 11 03:06 PM

As a Chinese, I wish there wouldn't be another 89' Tiananmen.

Posted by Xell February 2, 11 03:08 PM

Nice pictures, i hope it will work out for Egyptians well...

Posted by sele February 2, 11 03:09 PM

Your gas prices just went up.

Posted by Adam February 2, 11 03:10 PM

Power to people

Posted by etienne February 2, 11 03:11 PM

People Power!

Posted by elmo February 2, 11 03:12 PM

Alf mabrouk ya masriyen !

The question : is Israël (via USA) will let a free government take place in the middle east area ?

Posted by questionman February 2, 11 03:14 PM

i was in egypt a couple months a go, i can see the anger, and revolt in the making..

Posted by dbtz February 2, 11 03:17 PM

A salute to the brave Egyptian people from Colombia!

Posted by winter February 2, 11 03:20 PM

Great pictures!

Posted by jean-michel baud February 2, 11 03:21 PM

Espero que la paz llegue pronto.

Posted by Dario February 2, 11 03:22 PM

#34 me parece poco transitado, después de todo tenía razón #turismobisbal

Posted by Alex February 2, 11 03:23 PM

Godspeed to all involved although I fear its only going to get worse before it gets better. Gov'ts dont change in a week and everything goes back to normal. I sense that radical Islam is on the way in and peoples rights will be further affected by this in the long run. Hey but what do I know I'm just an infidel living in the U.S. of A so.........................

Posted by Gordon February 2, 11 03:26 PM

This is crazy & crank

Posted by Alexando February 2, 11 03:28 PM

El pueblo unido jamás será vencido. Fuerza desde Argentina.

Posted by Ariel February 2, 11 03:30 PM

i'm NOT impressed since it's far from peaceful!

& fundamental islamic groups will gain influence & destabilize the whole region.

Posted by john saves. February 2, 11 03:30 PM


Posted by matthewcavalryman February 2, 11 03:44 PM

Beautifull pictures!!

Posted by Roxanne Netherlands February 2, 11 03:53 PM

Absolutely no excuse to bring a poor defenceless camel into the riots. You talk about oppression and excessive force yet are doing the same thing. When I saw this I lost some respect for the principles of the protestors.

Posted by Mr Terence Stiller February 2, 11 04:02 PM


Be careful what you ask for, Democracies eventually cater to the lowest common demoninator.

Posted by Kouzgondeh February 2, 11 04:03 PM

Brave people, good cause

Posted by Hungarian February 2, 11 04:24 PM


Posted by Anonymous February 2, 11 05:21 PM

I keep this: #23 'In several parts of the city, confrontation gave way to camaraderie as protesters and soldiers shared water bottles and stories'.

My best wishes for Egypt.

Posted by javier rodriguez February 2, 11 05:22 PM

All of this was set in motion (somewhat indirectly) with the liberation of Iraq and aid to Afghanistan by the US and its allies. That led to the Iranian (failed) uprising, then to Tunisia (in process) and now Egypt (successful). The Middle East is finally waking up and realizing they're all oppressed. The youth in these countries in particular have had enough. Not bad people at all, they just want what we have...the power of choice and to be free.

You will see more of this over the years. It is changing there exactly as Georgie boy hoped it would. The freedom bug has spread.

Posted by Druckster February 2, 11 05:26 PM

Great photos but I do have to take some of the cutlines to task.

I don't understand why so many American news outlets feel compelled to always call it Liberation Square, when the actual Egyptian Arabic name is Tahrir Square (actually to be completely authentic it is Medan Tahrir, medan meaning "square" or there abouts)

Here in Canada, on Al Jazeera in English and several other global news outlets, journalists and commentators refer to it as Tahrir Square, with occasional translations thrown in to clarify the significance of the place for viewers/listeners/readers.

I would think a more authentic naming convention would be more appropriate to provide a sense of place and culture (as well as authenticity) instead of doing as is often done in the American news media: Americanizing ideas, words and concepts for a public the media doesn't think knows any better.

You do know better, don't you?

Posted by rIAm February 2, 11 05:27 PM

My only hope is that the revolution does not mistake religion for government. Seek help from the Turks, and those that would allow for peace in the Middle East through fair, secular governance. Only then will you see the benefits of democracy. Fail, and you will see the oppression of a different flavor; one that is much harder to remove.

Posted by Mat February 2, 11 05:29 PM

Picture 5 looks like they are checking each other for bad breath

Posted by Dean February 2, 11 05:40 PM

So what part of GET OUT doesn't Mubarak get?

Posted by Sam February 2, 11 05:42 PM

DOWN TO THE DICTATORS and their ALLIES (you know who)

Posted by martani_net February 2, 11 05:45 PM

Power to people! I hope the best for Egypt.

Posted by Sebastian February 2, 11 05:52 PM

I hope things work out as quickly as possible to avoid more of this. I dont understand why people want to break in museums and loot art and destroy, those people are the ones that deserve to be shot!

Posted by lisa February 2, 11 05:54 PM

go Egypt go!

Posted by khelll February 2, 11 05:57 PM

pretty impressive pictures.

#44 is very powerful

Posted by jesah February 2, 11 06:00 PM

Great pics! God bless the protesters for fighting oppression. This is not about two groups fighting each other. It is the people versus a tyrant. My sister lives there and has been trying to get out with her 2 year old son. The Egyptians have been oppressed for years, just drive by the shanty cities which contain over 100,000 residents! Grinding poverty, torture, oppression, a ppl who want freedom and democracy yet the rest of the world is turning a blind eye.

BTW why didn't u post the one with the protester holding up a can of tear gas with "MADE IN USA" on it? Too much hypocrisy for Americans to deal with perhaps?

Posted by jannah February 2, 11 06:01 PM

@Mr Terence Stiller the men on camels were Mubarak's supporters. Payed from 50 to 300 Egyptian Pounds, most of them cops etc etc.

Solidarity from Greece to the Egyptian Revolution. We do whatever we can here to support your struggles. But the best we can do is to kick out our PM, one of Mubarak's best friend. Soon we will be on the streets again.

Posted by heretic February 2, 11 06:08 PM

I'm afraid that the next group to have power in Egypt will be something radical, like the Muslim Brotherhood, and Egypt will no longer be a temporal state. Too bad. I'm also sorry that in this case I won't be able to go back to Egypt like I wanted - back to the Red Sea again, and maybe to Alexandria.

Posted by Ira February 2, 11 06:11 PM

You said it all..

Posted by bingorabbit from Egypt February 2, 11 06:19 PM

Mr. Terence Stiller cooment #38 ... the poor camels and horses that was shoved to the protestors place was by the pro-mubarak people ...

the protestors u "lost ur respect" for their principals never hurt a soul .. s they were beautifully portrayed in picture #44 there were over 250 000 person in the square that day yet none was hurt or harassed , no one was violent to another that was Tuesday Feb 1st , 2011

it wasn't until the pro-mubarak Thugs arrived , armed with knives n molotov bombs and started terrorizing peaceful protestors that the clashes began and that was today wednesday Feb. 2nd , 2011 and thats were the ridicules animal abuse appeared .

and to someone who asked about the clashes it was with the Riot police who used excessive force to repress the protestors and not with the army

Posted by Sandra February 2, 11 06:21 PM

in Algeria we are praying for you, stay united and be vigilant

Posted by toubibs43 February 2, 11 06:25 PM

Thanks a lot for these shots !!!

Posted by Marie Bock Digne February 2, 11 06:33 PM

God Bless This opposition's in Pllace El tahrir Moubarek is Devbil and very dangerous for the peace in the world Schame on you you are vey bad Go out I give my sincerlly wihes for the young people for this history révolutions God Big Save this revoulutions

Posted by usbligne February 2, 11 06:37 PM

@ Aaron.

The pictures look fine. Update your hardware.

Posted by chuck billy February 2, 11 06:42 PM

@Stiller: The camel was brought in by government supporters…

Posted by Paul February 2, 11 07:05 PM

Great Pictures!!!!!

Posted by Gabriel (Germany) February 2, 11 07:09 PM

We totally support from Ecuador, now we are all one, women, men, children, Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, now we are all like a closed hand and that hand makes a fist!

Posted by Elisa February 2, 11 07:17 PM

Confusion and Chaos in Cairo but these pictures explain much....thank you brave photographers for letting us form our own opinions through yor eyes on the ground

Posted by lucretialive February 2, 11 07:18 PM

support from Tiananmen Square

Posted by Chinese February 2, 11 07:29 PM

Agree with the person above who pointed out that these are very poorly resized. Please improve on this.

Posted by D. February 2, 11 07:31 PM

The caption to #41 clearly states that the camels and horses are being used by government supporters against demonstrators. Captions can be your friends.

"Surging through the crowd in Liberation Square in Cairo, government supporters on camels and horses attack demonstrators with batons and rocks on Wednesday, Feb. 2. The violence followed a scene of jubilation the day before, when a quarter million people filled the square in a mostly peaceful rally, anticipating that their days of rallies had pushed President Mubarak, the longest serving leader of modern Arab history, to the end of his reign. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) #41"

Posted by L Joy February 2, 11 07:33 PM

Stunning and very moving.

The camel was used deliberately as it is a symbolic animal for the country. The protestors, by attacking it, are attacking Egypt - an image the Government would like to promote.

Posted by Parlicoot February 2, 11 07:42 PM

I'm pretty sure the camels and horses were brought in by Mubarak's supporters. If you read the news reports and captions on this page the anti-Mubarak protestors were mostly peaceful. Mubarak's supporters came in starting violence almost immediately.

Posted by Chris February 2, 11 07:54 PM

@38 The regime supporters are the ones bringing camels into the protests

Posted by Oldmoe February 2, 11 08:07 PM

If Mubarak is truly a dictator, he should have suppressed those protesters by killing thousand of them. That's what they did in Iran.
For every Egyptian protester against Mubarak, there's another Egyptian who is pro Mubarak. Those protesters are lucky Egypt don't have leaders like they do in Iran, otherwise most of them would be dead.
Some people don't really know what "Democracy" is. All they want is change but change can be a double edge sword. It can either help you or kill you.. Having an Islamist who believes in an Islamic state would be a detriment not only to Egypt but to those neighboring countries.
What is important is a stable country, sometimes you have to make compromises to achieve that. I doubt China would allow this type of civil unrest and they have a 1.3 billion people to govern. No matter what your grievances are, they should not come down to destroying other people's properties and create massive social and economic distress.
They are only hurting themselves in the end. They should be careful in replacing a tiger with a snake. There are a lot snakes governing in the guise of secularism in the middle east.

Posted by Jon.Finet February 2, 11 08:13 PM


Posted by RICHARD LOU February 2, 11 08:13 PM


Posted by GERI February 2, 11 08:16 PM

"First they laugh @ u, then they ignore u, then THEY FIGHT u, then YOU WIN.” Gandhi - I BELIEVE

Posted by Rana Saleh February 2, 11 08:17 PM

Leave the art and artifacts alone.

Posted by Lindsey February 2, 11 08:24 PM

The Boston Globe is buying into the mainstream media generic coverage of this event. Violence, police, clash. This is a revolution against a Tyran, let's put the words where they belong. The Egyptian society has actually been incredibly united in this revolt. It would have been great to also emphasize the origin of all the weapons you see in these pictures, and the sad ties with the worst democracy on the planet.

Posted by Jean Simenon February 2, 11 08:38 PM

Very very power people!! Grandi!! Mitici!! Poche volte ho visto fotografie di tale forza!! Grandi ragazzi!! Non mollate mai!! la libertà e ' unica!! Luca.

Posted by templarius February 2, 11 08:47 PM

to #38 (Mr. Stiller) what are you talking about? thugs hired by the government were the ones riding the camels and horses not the protestors.

Posted by sabri February 2, 11 08:55 PM


Posted by 阿德 February 2, 11 09:54 PM

#31 is stunning, almost surreal.

Posted by ThePaisleyChair February 2, 11 09:56 PM

what with that old man ni #3??

Posted by LC_ February 2, 11 10:54 PM

GOD HELP THEMS.............................

Posted by INDU February 2, 11 11:25 PM

just great i love it

Posted by omran February 2, 11 11:35 PM


Posted by Aman Mallick February 2, 11 11:37 PM

Powerful photography. It truly tells the story of unrest, violence and hope. I especially felt the connection in images 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 29, 32, 34, 41, 44. I pray for resolution and peace there, so that no other human or historical artifact is harmed.

Posted by Trudy February 2, 11 11:48 PM

I hope they do not just get different thugs

Posted by Brian February 3, 11 12:15 AM

My best wishes to the people of Egypt.

Also my apologies on behalf of my prime minister and some other Western leaders for their hypocrisy. People in positions of power will always prefer stability to democracy. The people of our nations however, for the most part are with you, and your brothers & sisters in Tunisia and elsewhere, in spirit.

Posted by T (New Zealand) February 3, 11 12:54 AM

Now epicenter of this revolution are people of Egypt.Their courageous attempt to overthrow the dictatorship will be always be presented as an example.

This change has given opportunity to the other nearby nation to re frame their political outlook toward the democracy.

Posted by madeinindia February 3, 11 01:00 AM

Greetings from Indonesia.
Sadly one of our people died in a mission for UN. Hopes this chaos can be end a.s.a.p.

Posted by Bambang February 3, 11 01:11 AM

Picture #41 is particularly brilliant. The People crying out of justice vs. the black-helmeted police force of a corrupt, authoritarian government. Shame on the U.S. government for hedging its bets. No equivocation! Power to the people!

Posted by R. Fitzgerald February 3, 11 01:46 AM

Freedom!!! 自由!!!

Posted by China FireStar February 3, 11 03:05 AM


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Posted by Anonymous February 3, 11 03:08 AM

Power to the people! Great work there, all photographers!

Posted by Nadia February 3, 11 03:26 AM


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Posted by garros February 3, 11 03:38 AM

revolution now.Everywhere in the world. greetings from Greece!

Posted by revolutionnow February 3, 11 03:48 AM

@Druckster comment 43: if you honestly believe that Egyptians are revolting because "Georgie Boy" had come into the Middle East to "free people" you are clearly delusional. Mubarak and the USA are buddies. And Georgie Boy isn't in the Middle East to spread democracy. i think thats pretty clear. As soon as Americans stop believe the garbage they are told and actually take a moment to consider the facts themselves it would be pretty clear that it is almost never america's intention to JUST spread democracy. its just a nice little tag line to be added to "we want your oil oh and yes democracy freedom blah blah."

Also stop talking about the youth and people finally waking up as if you have any idea what its like to be living in such societies.

Posted by Kuwait February 3, 11 03:56 AM

#44 is insane amazing! I feel goosebumps seeing these people united in purpose to lift their country up. I hope that that Egypt will see the birth of a self-sustaining independent democracy and self-determination that they are asking for...

Posted by nic February 3, 11 03:58 AM

Great pictures but indeed please check how you resize the images. This has been done poorly and distracts from the powerful content. It is especially noticeable on #32.

Posted by Joost February 3, 11 04:13 AM

Number 23 is the greatest! So much in one picture! Very deep!

Posted by Andrew February 3, 11 04:37 AM

All the brave people there fighting against this ruthless regime.
All the young men and women wounded, scarred and even killed.
An entire generation is standing up for their ultimate right: freedom.

I feel so humbled when i see the news. YOU WILL DO IT!


Posted by hinz kunz February 3, 11 05:02 AM

for their own good, they should solve the conflict asap , the touristic season is behind the doors and they really need some income from the tourists. I understand that they´re fighting for freedom and change, the same was at 89' back here in Czech republic, but it was solved quite fast.

Posted by Tom February 3, 11 05:15 AM

If find #6 somewhat amusing and strange. Man holds a chaplet in one hand - and a cellphone in the other. Kinda calling for help from both "worlds", the modern and the ancient, at the same time. Like that pic :)

#11's pretty symbolic, too... Sole light in the dark, like a sole hope waiting for something.

#12's just beautiful.

#44's grasptaking

Posted by Jhon February 3, 11 05:19 AM

WOW!!!....Power to the people!!!! *stunned*

Posted by Inna Bonina February 3, 11 05:52 AM

Muslim Brotherhood will prevail!

Posted by No to democracy February 3, 11 06:36 AM

G8 middle of chaos.

Posted by jafar February 3, 11 06:41 AM

well done!! The Egyptian people!!

Posted by deshume February 3, 11 07:16 AM

Ya esta bien de tantos dictadores, y de oprimir a los pueblos.Que verdaderamente se haga La Paz y la Libertad.

Posted by José Díaz Ortega February 3, 11 07:34 AM

this event proved the America's immoral policy towards middleeast.

When Iranians protested against the Islamic regime, the protests lasted for 2 weeks and only 2 people died..that was enought for the Americans stand against iran and urged the regime to despite that egypt is much worse than Iran in terms of Human right abuse and less democratic ..but because the regime recognises Israel..the US didnot say anything agianst the regime that has commited all these crimes against the peaceful protesters.

no wonder why US has no friends in the region..If I was egyptian ..after this event I would be against the US for ever.

Posted by dario February 3, 11 07:46 AM

This is changing.
Egypt friends, people, everything is you.
People by people for people.
I trust that you can.
Democracy does not always come easily.
Thanks to the sacrifice

Posted by From THAILAND February 3, 11 07:50 AM

we need it to, here in Italy.

Posted by banana republic February 3, 11 08:00 AM

the position is getting worse , i pray to my people ,I pray to allah who can finish this revolution

Posted by Marwa-Egyptian February 3, 11 08:06 AM

Venezuelan people should follow the Egyptian example.
No more corruption, no more bad government.

Posted by Edgar February 3, 11 08:18 AM

Powerful yet haunting. The poor poor camel.

Posted by Anita Henning February 3, 11 08:24 AM

que de tristesse dans mes yeux, mais si il faut en arrivé là pour être libre de certains bourreaux,

Posted by Jacques February 3, 11 08:33 AM

There has never been and never will be a democracy in the Middle East. And those are stupid who think the democracy is what these people are fighting for. No! No! No! These people fight for the piece of bread, for $10 a night... They are just a huge and ugly crowd with stones. What democracy you guys are talking about? Name it! Iran, Iraq, Algeria, Tunisia, Somalia, Saudi Arabia or the most democratically elected Turkish government!? Most of those 'brave' commentators of the Egyptian revolution prefer to stay online neither to go in the street. No one really would trade his bottom for a stone flying straight in to your head. Your courage ends up with your facebook and twitter comments. That's all you can do. But you don't believe or you simply don't care what happens next, when Muslim Brothers come to power? What happens next, when those who treat the US and the entire West as an enemy of islam, will control the second largest army in the Middle East? More than 1000 Abrams tanks, F-16 jets... What happens next when these guys to control the Suez? Will they give up their power as you expect them to? Do they continue to reform the democratic institutions? In a certain sense, yes, they will... into the Rule of Shariah with all the out coming consequences. What price you are ready to pay for your gas tomorrow? I'll tell you what... It's not the success of the democracy, but the ugliest face of it. And shame on all of you, who think that what has been happening in Egypt is right. It's not right, it's not fair, it's damn dangerous and what is even more terrifying - there is no way back.

Posted by Avi Aronov February 3, 11 09:35 AM

Good selection of pictures but not so good picture edit, I miss Alan Taylor already.I am from India,The big picture is my every day visit site for the past 2 years.

Posted by Rakesh Nagar February 3, 11 09:38 AM

«"NOUS VIVRONS ASSEZ pour voir une révolution politique ? Nous, les contemporains de ces Allemands ? Mon ami, vous croyez ce que vous désirez", écrivait Arnold Ruge à Marx, en mars 1844 ; et quatre ans plus tard cette révolution était là. »
Internationale situationniste, numéro 12. Septembre 1969

Posted by Le commencement d’une époque February 3, 11 09:54 AM

Hey #99. If we were just in Iraq for the oil, where is it? Why am I still paying $3.00 a gallon for regular. When you take out a leader you create a void. The US just does not want the void to be filled with another American hating people enslaving dictator.

Posted by ddk February 3, 11 10:48 AM


Muslim Brotherhood is NOT the Taliban. They are bassicly an opposition group that simply is united because they are all muslims. That does not mean that they see the entire west as an enemy of islam. If they did, we would have noticed already.

Posted by Joshua February 3, 11 10:52 AM

Great work! Changes for good!

Posted by Chinese in Taiwan February 3, 11 11:24 AM


******* Aramy Pereyra *****

Posted by Aramy Pereyra February 3, 11 11:25 AM

#118: don't you forguet Israel's Teocrathy. You only mentioned Islamic countries.

Posted by jimbo February 3, 11 11:28 AM

Amazing pictures, amazing times. We are seeing history unfold in the Middle East, changes not seen before. Communication is the word, lines open in the Twitter revolution.

Posted by lizabeth gray February 3, 11 11:29 AM

Turkey people support egypt people's democracy struggle

Posted by musdtafa February 3, 11 11:38 AM

Liberty, Democracy & Socialism

Posted by Noor February 3, 11 11:58 AM

terribles photos....

Posted by Francky21 February 3, 11 12:07 PM

@#38 I agree, no reason to involve a defenseless camel. But remember, there are (at least) two groups of demonstrators: anti-Mubarak and pro-Mubarak.

According to the photo caption, it was pro-Mubarak supporters who brought camels and horses into the fray. These pro-government demonstrators came in to oppose the original anti-government demonstrators. So are you saying you lost respect for the original protesters, or for the people who showed up to oppose them?

Posted by Cliff Harrison February 3, 11 12:28 PM

#17, that guy on the right, w/ the cigarette in his mouth — priceless :)

Posted by Bruce February 3, 11 12:32 PM

this is to bad........

Posted by abdulkhan alli hasn. February 3, 11 12:52 PM

#28 is hilarious!

Posted by Cesar D February 3, 11 12:55 PM

Strong pictures. #12 is my favorite. May Allah bring peace to the beautiful nation of Egypt. You are in my prayers.

Posted by Wedsday February 3, 11 01:07 PM

Why would you destroy your national treasures? Pulling the heads off of mummies?? This doesn't make any since. The pictures look like the LA's South Central Riots of the realy 90's.

Posted by Greg February 3, 11 01:11 PM

Freedom to Egypt.

We support you. A friend from Greece.

Posted by pk February 3, 11 01:21 PM

no coments,,,,,,,,,,

Posted by starbucks coffee,,,, February 3, 11 01:40 PM

Ya Rahman
Ya Rahim

Posted by adnan zulkarnaen February 3, 11 01:57 PM

Resistance! Support! Go!

Posted by Gol February 3, 11 02:07 PM

Eindrucksvolle Fotos, es ist eine dramatische Zeit in middle east ! Die Idee der Freiheit wird siegen !
H.Bill Dresden Germany

Posted by H.Bill February 3, 11 02:26 PM

Dominican Republic supports the people, we hope that everything ends peacefully

Posted by Ivan February 3, 11 02:42 PM

Brave people, when will the Vietnamese sheeple realise how much and how long they've been lied to by their deep rotten Communist Party?

Posted by Kinh February 3, 11 03:30 PM


Posted by Anonymous February 3, 11 03:42 PM

Yeah. It has nothing to do with the billions US has govt has given Mubarak over the years to maintain his oppressive military regime. U. Make. Me. Sick.

Posted by Sparsh February 3, 11 04:06 PM

The only one to that is a victim is the US for even helping a country like that. Fool U.S. once shame on you, fool U.S. twice shame on U.S. ! If there are demonstrations that are as ugly as that, then the opposition will be just as dirty as the current dictator. Any aid we give that government will be like giving aid to Sadam Hussein & and look where that got us.

Great images!

Posted by Stan February 3, 11 05:39 PM

God bless Egypt

Posted by Ahmed Saber-Egypt February 3, 11 05:45 PM

Global revelution is what the world needs, not in violence however but with unity. There are too many secrets and too many people being pushed aside for higher powers to stake claim on what they think is rightfully theirs, when it most absolutely is not theirs to claim. PEOPLE ALL AROUND THE WORLD PLEASE REALIZE THAT ALONE WE ARE NOTHING BUT AN OPINION, TOGETHER, HOWEVER WE ARE A MOVEMENT. A LIVING, BREATHING, MOVEMENT THAT WANTS CHANGE FOR THE BETTER, TO TAKE PLACE ALL AROUND THE WORLD. DOWN WITH THE EMPIRE TRYING TO TAKE OVER OUR WORLD.

Posted by Stephen February 3, 11 05:55 PM

God bless Egypt & its free men

Posted by Ahmed Ghonim-Egypt February 3, 11 05:57 PM

Klasse! Weiter so, haltet durch. Macht euer Ding. Kämpft für eure Würde.
Es ist schlimm, dass westliche Politiker euch so wenig unterstützen!

Posted by kuhdoc February 3, 11 06:18 PM

Some amazing photos.

#41 There are many women in the front ranks of this confrontation with riot troupes. I think the women evoke restraint from the police, as social mores prohibit, to some degree, violence against women (but certainly not against men).

#13 Forceps. Amazing triage.

Posted by Paul February 3, 11 06:26 PM

no mas guerra

Posted by Anonymous February 3, 11 06:36 PM

Although Mubarak Has Longed Stayed In POWER Which I Strongly Criticised,but 1 Thing Is Certain,This Uprise Is Highly POLITICISED,Hope We Knw Wen We Are Crying Out 4 Revolution And Crying Out Becos Of Religion ?

Posted by Snazzy February 3, 11 06:54 PM

Đả đảo độc tài, đả đảo cộng sản, dân chủ muôn năm, hòa bình muôn năm !!!

Down with dictatorship! Down with authoritarianism! Down with communism! Long live democracy!

Posted by A Vietnamese February 3, 11 07:23 PM

strong photos, thx.
After Tunisia, Egypt should prove that arab world is capable to impose the willing of people against the dictators and imperialism.
God bless them

Posted by radhouan February 3, 11 07:56 PM


Posted by Miyako Tsuneki February 3, 11 08:24 PM

vive la revolution

Posted by Yavuz February 3, 11 09:07 PM

I have a sense of solidarity with Egyptian those who fight against winning their right now.
I hope they accomplish own their state without dead from now onward.

Posted by Miyako Tsuneki February 3, 11 09:20 PM

great photos.

KEY QUESTION, however: did you discontinue the monthly series on Afghanistan? I noticed "Afghanistan, January 2011" does not exist. If you discontinued the monthly photo , that would be shame.

Posted by omar "torture" suleiman February 3, 11 09:40 PM

thank you all for the deep support
egypt, keep your head up, do not give up in your fight for freedom and happiness.

Posted by Dina El-Hakim February 3, 11 09:43 PM

Liberdade, ainda que tardia!

Freedom, albeit late!

Greetings from Brazil, to the Egyptian people!

Posted by Rogerio - from Brazil February 3, 11 09:50 PM

You are such a great people Egypt! Stand strong against this Dictator!!!
Your courage is Awesome! We are praying for you!
Freedom Rings!!!

Posted by Patty Faux California USA February 4, 11 12:30 AM


Posted by Anonymous February 4, 11 12:37 AM

Freedom,GOD bless Egypt

Posted by Furrukh Qureshi February 4, 11 12:47 AM

great pictures

Posted by JLG February 4, 11 12:58 AM

It is time. Egyt must ne free.
All of the world have to support the people in egyt.
This will be a lesson for all of the arabic dictators.

Posted by Khalil February 4, 11 02:24 AM

Freedom to Egypt from never ending ruling of Mubarak ,
people are very poor living in misery and despair they (goverment) have everything what they wish, it is not happening to Egypt it will happen to any country that will despair people and it will come to this he should leave right now to let people choose who will lead them
Freedom to all Egypt.
I'm from the country who was terrorized from regime but now we are free and independent
"freedom come to all who want to be free "

Posted by BANI February 4, 11 02:51 AM

Great pictures but what should be the result??? I hope the Egyptian people create the world that they want and moreover a fare political system for all of them Muslims and Christians .
I hope their demostration will not be for nothing !!
Zinovia Greece

Posted by Anonymous February 4, 11 04:21 AM

Freedom to Egypt, Freedom to Africa, Freeeeedom to Asian, Freedom to the Word.

Posted by Arab February 4, 11 04:38 AM

There's an old Chinese proverb: " Be careful what you are wish for"
People are loose to use the word, Liberty, Freedom, Revolution yet fails to understand the consequences of that word. Haven't we learn from history that "democracy" or "communism" doesn't always turn out well.
You have to put into perspective the mind set and cultural idiosyncrasies of people to see whether democracy will be true to its principles.
Communism was the word in the 50's and 60's and countries all around the world proclaim it as the answers to equality among the people and yet countries in Eastern Europe or for that matter Cuba have been left behind while the rest of the world moved forward.
Revolution in Iran lead only to today's repressive government. Iraqis who bought the propaganda of Saddam Hussein only ended up bankrupting the country and brought death to tens of thousand of people.
The list goes on and on and still people keep repeating history, never learning anything from it. People should be careful what they wish for, they may not like what they get once the dust settles down.

Posted by J.S. February 4, 11 04:39 AM

הגיע הזמן ... תעשו הכל רק ללא אלימות

Posted by אוהד מ צפון February 4, 11 04:44 AM

الله أكبر .. النصر للأحرار.. و الحرية لمصر

Posted by islam February 4, 11 05:14 AM


Posted by Anonymous February 4, 11 06:50 AM

thanks for another exceptional display of well captured top-shots.

Posted by fosca February 4, 11 06:59 AM

ohhh, sorry, i meant to write "...well captioned topshots."

Posted by fosca February 4, 11 07:02 AM

what we've reached is surprising and we couldn't ever dream of it. That's enough! because we don't want the Muslim Brotherhood to lead.

Posted by Nahla Karam February 4, 11 08:55 AM

@chuckbilly, you're wrong. Assuming my Eye-One calibrated Macbook Pro which is displaying all other images without the aliasing under both Win7 and OSX isn't the culprit. please fix the images. They're too important.

Posted by Paul February 4, 11 08:56 AM

Persevere, brave people of Egypt, and you will prevail. American people (well, most of us) are with you! We need this in America, too, except we don't have Mubarak, we have rich banks and corporations who make the laws and buy the lawmakers. Harder to fight them than an easily seen tyrant like Mubarak...

Posted by richard February 4, 11 11:54 AM

$41 takes my vote. Power versus the people. Sad. Scarey

Posted by Joan T. Hollier February 4, 11 12:08 PM

Those are the egyptian people please god help them to do what they want because we are free as this man !!

Posted by Dina February 4, 11 12:34 PM

Power to the people... and them will make history.

Posted by Alvaro José Ferreira (Brazil) February 4, 11 12:54 PM

Der Mensch ist frei geschaffen,
ist frei,
und würd' er in Ketten geboren. Friedrich v. Schiller.

Ich wünsche Allen eine glückliche Hand , bei all ihrem Tun.


Posted by Kiebitz February 4, 11 01:38 PM

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
ان الدين لله والوطن للجميع
نشكركم جميعا اخواننا فى جميع انحاء العالم اجمعين ومهما شكرتكم لم اوفيكم بحق الكلام

باسم شعب مصر المقهور

Posted by Anonymous February 4, 11 04:22 PM

yusqut Mubarak !

Posted by Sophie February 4, 11 04:39 PM

Ini sebuah revolusi yang di gerakan oleh rakyat,menuntut perubahan,intinya seorang president harus turun takta karena telah lebih 30 tahun memerintah,ini adalah suatu gerakan rakyat secara jujur,tentunya didukung oleh dunia internasional,kalau tidak ,mungkin akan gagal.Dunia internasional harus mendukungnya, juga Perserikatan Bangsa Bangsa (PBB), Mesir harus berubah, kontitusi juga harus berubah, seorang president harus 2 x dalam pemerintahannya.Ian Indonesia.

Posted by Ian February 4, 11 04:47 PM

Post #118 by Avi seems like he likes to keep a dictatorship in his country can continue to receive the worlds top aid..

Posted by salman February 4, 11 05:05 PM

Long Live Egypt free and democratic

Posted by Peter February 4, 11 06:10 PM

Since Honduras, our own freedom shout, our blood, the dignity, until the victory, forever!!

We are togheter, we are in figth!

Fabricio Estrada

Posted by Fabricio Estrada February 4, 11 07:44 PM

يا رب كن مع المصريين عونا على الظالمين
انصرهم يا الهي

Posted by KSA February 4, 11 08:19 PM

The POLICE are the crux of how this is going to turn out! Mark my words,they will make or break the situation! The army will not commit until it is clear where the real power lies. This could have been a peaceful affair but the greed and hope of an outdated despot that his allies will stand by him out of necessity for his support against the hard line Muslim fanatical faction is a hard wall to climb! The threat that the world will turn it's head and give the despot a chance to crush his opponents is a very real outcome. I pray that such a tragic state of affairs does not come to pass? The spotlight of public opinion needs to remain on the shadowy characters waiting to strike back! Please do not let the unthinkable happen as it has so often in the past? Thank you.

Posted by raymond clifford February 4, 11 08:42 PM

I reason that in the new Egypt,the Moslem brotherhood cannot be ignored,they must be allowed to have representation,no government can afford to repress a large group from the population over such a long time,and not reap the consequences of isolation/discrimination etc....
A lot of the non religious anti government supporters are participating for various reasons,be it economic corruption etc...however their sub conscious is also one of the important variable that has motivated them to demonstrate,that the faith of their parents which symbolically ties them to Islam,has been over a period without a voice to contribute actively, and of course the majority of the population who are beleivers and live according to the rules of their faith, are not silent and have felt the pain that their voices were ignored,whoever will govern Egypt in the future must allow democratic representation to the large groups that represent the population
A lot of constitutions / and laws around the world have been influenced by the faith of the people who were constructing their particular constitution,including christian countries
Back door political manipulations by other powers,does not solve problems,they are temporary band aids,openess trasparency on behalf of the world when dealing whith any country in the middle east is vital for the citizens of those countries to emancipate further in their appreciation of democracy,a president visits another country,and the press reports that both presidents had amicable discussions,and a picture of shaking hands ! but no report about the discussion ! what was the content ? is that democracy ?

not been respected

Posted by E. Issaievitch February 4, 11 09:53 PM


Posted by MAHAR February 4, 11 10:36 PM

This is very touchy & horrible. So just wanna say to mubarak "Leave u & safe the people of EGYPT"

Posted by Sharif February 5, 11 12:50 AM

Thanks for the advise
Once there's no use of peace, then comes violance
See how peacful muslims countries with Israel, yet Israel didn't stop killing Palestin people or gave goverment rights to Palestin. Why? because why should Israel do so? Israel thinks it's stronger then, what to care?

All bad governments are the same. In Egypt, for 30 years, change didn't come with peace. So, , , no other choice. With Tunis and Egypt ruled by their people, soon Muslim countries again will be Peacful, United and Powerful.

Posted by Darkcity February 5, 11 04:19 AM

Great work ,Power to the people.

Posted by Jonny February 5, 11 05:03 AM

Eine der wichtigsten Säulen der Demokratie ist die Pressefreiheit.
Freiheit und Demokratie für Ägypten!

Posted by Alice February 5, 11 05:51 AM

A leader of a country, if led by tyrants will be destroyed by time and his people's revolution, if you want to safely make changes, especially his kontitusi, the state should have the agenda, a president limited his future governance maximum of 2 periods, can anyone person, and examples fall, tumble, vague, and not respectable, Marcos, Shah of Iran, Suharto, Ben Ali, and others lain.Devin (Jakarta).

Posted by daffa enroealvino February 5, 11 06:10 AM

great pictures....great documentation...

Posted by Andrea Linss February 5, 11 06:12 AM

The people of the world are with you. We support your honourable revolution and admire your courage. Shame on all dictator supporters (US and EU).

Freedom for Egypt and all oppressed poeple in world!

Greatings from Germany

Posted by hackbert February 5, 11 06:18 AM

salam aleikum wa Rahmatullah

All the world is proud of the Egyptian and Tunisian people and of those in the regions nearby.

Posted by Tom February 5, 11 06:32 AM

me hace acordar mucho a lo que pasamos en el 2001 en argentina , pero esto me parece aun peor .

Posted by gaston February 5, 11 07:18 AM

Dieses eine Mal solls ein Gebet sein. Gott Schöpfer aller Dinge und Vater aller Menschenkinder. Öffne dem verblendeten Pharao die Augen auf dass er seinem geknechteten Volk die Freiheit schenkt. Es sind deine Kinder die leiden. Höre das Weinen der Mütter der getöteten und erbarme dich. Das Volk Ägyptens hat genug gelitten auch sie sind, wie einst die Kinder Israels, viele Jahre durch die Wüste geirrt führe sie endlich in ein gelobtes Land und erspare ihnen ein Blutbad. Nimm denen, die Hass und Grimm im Herzen tragen, mit deiner Größe und Liebe die Knüppel aus den Händen auf das sie aus der Dunkelheit kommen und sich in dein Licht stellen. Ein Christ, Muslim, Jude, Atheist, Buddhist und viele andere alle sind wir deine Kinder und brauchen dein Licht und deine Liebe.

Posted by Ein Namensloser February 5, 11 09:19 AM

ويمكرون ويمكر الله والله خير الماكرين

Posted by Anonymous February 5, 11 10:53 AM


Posted by AHMAD YAHIA February 5, 11 12:04 PM

Long live EGYPT1

Posted by Dr. Nirvana Khadr February 5, 11 12:08 PM

I admire the bravery of the Egyptian people--but---do these people really know that they will have better lives if the Muslim Brotherhood is in power? Are they just being fed by the people in power to think so..........................because aren't we all just puppets in a play with an ending only known by the powerful few?

Posted by marianne white February 5, 11 01:14 PM

The Boston Globe has missed several really good pictures during this week. I'm very surprised to not see pictures of the, actually mostly peaceful, protesters linking hands to protect the national museum (well before the military arrived as well).
I'm surprised to not see pictures of Egyptians for once feeling that Cairo is theirs, and not their dictator; cleaning the normally very littered streets themselves.

And most of all I see on several accounts descriptions of violence as having being initiated by demonstrators, to which the police responded. Most will say that the Police literally running over demonstrators with police and fire vehicles, as well as shooting them, actually initiated the violence.

I hope for a better second piece on the popular uprising in Egypt next week, including pictures on these truly marvelous human characters there's been. A lot happened since Feb 2: The fierce battle of early Thursday the 3rd (where government storm-troopers accompanied with government supporters attacked the peaceful demonstrators who had to defend themselves against snipers, killing in cold blood, with sticks and stones), the killing of journalists and the continued defiance of the protesters, to name a few.


Posted by Martin February 6, 11 02:01 AM

La libertad, la paz, la justicia y el pluralismo político deben ser los valores superiores de todo Estado.

Posted by Cristina Rengel February 6, 11 05:54 AM

A brilliant photography collection . . . BRILLIANT !!!

Posted by Ernie Frick February 6, 11 05:59 AM

ارحل حالا با مبارك

Posted by arafa February 6, 11 12:08 PM

I understand there were lines of Christians standing guard while the Muslins prayed. Have you seen or heard of this?

Posted by Judy February 6, 11 02:19 PM




Posted by Anonymous February 6, 11 02:56 PM

My heart and prayers go to the people of Egypt.
Those who died during these clashes will grant the best heaven thereafter. Ameen.
This is hypocrisy of USA. Since the Mubarak is been approved and appointed by USA and Israel they are not saying a single word about this tyrant and atrocities done by Mubarak.
In the same case when fewer peoples demonstrate against Iran and Iraq regime and tyranny they not only throw away their leaders they invade the countries.
I guess this is time when people of these middle east countries throw away their leaders and bring the peoples who care about them and should not bother whether or not west like them or not.

Posted by Prince February 6, 11 04:26 PM

Time for Indians to awake and throw the POS democracy into garbage and bring those corrupt politicians on street!!

Politics has become a money making machine and nothing more. It's about money and power....and someone has already said...

With Money...Comes Power!!!!

Posted by Vilas February 6, 11 05:23 PM

alot of love from Bosnia to all my brothers and sister in Egypt...we r with you

Posted by EgyptInMyHeart! February 6, 11 08:39 PM

Free Egypt!

Posted by Anonymous February 6, 11 09:44 PM

im with u...praying for the best of egyptian people!

Posted by Ajax - Malaysia February 6, 11 10:13 PM

I bet most of these Egyptians are merely fighting for jobs and better-paying salary. They will support any government who cares to improve their pathetic living conditions.

As always, the powerful will USE the weak and powerless to fight to their death. But in the end, the new government will only care for the rich, and the poor will continue to suffer. This is happening in most nations throughout the world, not only in the Middle East.

However, I believe the Egyptians are wiser than other Middle Easterners. Hope they will not allow the Muslim Brotherhood to dictate this amazing country.

Posted by lizzie February 7, 11 12:07 AM

great generation!!!

Posted by Genet February 7, 11 12:36 AM

To #118 Avi - Keep your irrelevant pro-Israeli comments out of here. The world doesn't revolve around Israel, as you would like it to. The Egyptian people have been waiting for this change to come about for a long time and deserve a chance at a better life and a better leader.

Posted by May February 7, 11 01:01 AM

Hi #210. I was there and yes this happened. There was a human shield of Christians protecting Muslims while they pray. There were also a Christian Prayer yesterday (Feb 6th) among the whole Muslim crowds.
We (Muslims and Christians) live here in Egypt as one family. I'm Muslim and proud to have a lot of Christian friends and neighbors. This is how our religion (Islam) and our prophet Mohammed (pbuh) deal with Christians. We (Muslims) believe in all messengers of Allah and all religions sent to earth from Allah (Islam, Christianity and Judaism) and all the holy books (Quraan, Bible and Torah)

Posted by Hossam February 7, 11 07:15 AM

put the internet back now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Brian February 7, 11 08:55 AM

It's horrible over there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :(

Posted by Gabriella February 7, 11 08:59 AM

EGYPT DESERVES FREEDOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by BRIAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! February 7, 11 09:11 AM

A revolution for freedom, A truth seen in peoples nehavior.

Posted by T S February 7, 11 10:18 AM

i dream of a world without dictators, religions and mad people!

Posted by genericcooldude897342 February 7, 11 11:15 AM

6 days in Egypt without police just in 2 hours disappeared and no one ask him self no one just think to destroy any church and it was very easy but that show how the Christians and Muslims live one hand and the one who want to make them hate each other who the same one wanna to control over the country (( divide to conquer ))

Posted by mido February 7, 11 12:47 PM

go egyptians!!!

Posted by umar February 7, 11 02:09 PM

wow !!! you guys always have the most awesome photos !!!!
lets us see how it REALLY is !!! i hope and pray they find freedom VERY SOON !!! as long as evil land mongers don't interfere, i think they 'll be ok !!

Posted by tess February 7, 11 09:33 PM

Good photography work ! Good photographers, In the eye of Hurricane ! This is a good war photography reportage.
Best Regards.
Corrado Saurin (Italy)

Posted by Corrado Saurin February 8, 11 04:43 AM

Egypt will continue to mother the world

Posted by i love EGYPT February 8, 11 05:01 PM

I hope they go all the way, so sad to hear the USA is behind the scenes drafting next government... Keep going Egypt, do it your way!!!

Posted by Juan Mon February 8, 11 09:07 PM

may ALLAH save these people & MR.MUBARAK plz. leave your chair....

Posted by mohammed jakvan February 9, 11 12:50 AM

I'm Tunisian and I support the Egyptian people
go go go to freedom !!!!

Posted by nacer February 9, 11 07:48 AM

That day's Tian-an-men -Square !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today's Tahrir Square..............

Spot the difference.

Posted by Floran February 9, 11 10:04 AM

Canada supports you Egypt !!!
Thanks for the inspiration, one day i hope our people will put the remote control down and take a stand.

Posted by DJBALL February 9, 11 08:53 PM

Hang on egyptians! Mubarak will fall and the arab world is finally finding freedom again!

Posted by Breno Flávio Ferreira Murça February 9, 11 11:12 PM

I am just glad my grandmother is not alive to see this horrific scene in her hometown...

Posted by Sweet Wolfe February 10, 11 12:09 AM

That looks to be a birdshot wound, not a buckshot wound. Buckshot would have penetrated into his organs and the wounds would be much larger in diameter.

Posted by Teh February 10, 11 03:09 AM

坚持到底 就是胜利 黎明前的黑暗

Posted by wang February 10, 11 08:17 AM

Power to the people

Posted by Tom February 10, 11 06:14 PM

I strongly support the Egyptian revolution. may God bless the Egyptian people's struggle and gives good afterwards. Peace without dogs mubarak.

Posted by Ai February 10, 11 07:14 PM

#218 "great generation!!!"
Yeah, right with that

Egyptians, you change de world !
congratulations my friends

Posted by frenchobserver February 11, 11 03:16 AM

La chute de l'homme qui est Moubarak est inévitable mais son régime en place est loin de disparaitre. Les dictateurs sont sponsorisés par l'occident! une fois qu'un dictateur ne fait plus l'affaire, les sponsors font semblant de s'arranger auprès du peuple et finissent par le remplacer par un autre dictateur d'un autre style. Le peuple quant à lui, n'aura qu'un placebo de démocratie durant les vingts prochaines années.

Posted by Kimo February 11, 11 08:57 AM

Great pics documenting the fall of a puppet regime maintained by billions of American taxpayer dollars given to Mubarak and the Egyptian military on the behalf of the jewish lobby, the AIPAC.
Mubarak has been in the pocket of Israel's government for 30 years at the expense of his own people.

Posted by almujtabaNJ February 11, 11 12:10 PM

free egypt nowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww vir////////////////

Posted by ver rehman February 11, 11 01:18 PM

To all the youth who've started this revolution, to all the egyptians who shared in it directly or indirectly: Thanks you've made Egyptians who live abroad so very proud!

Posted by Rania Allam February 12, 11 02:26 AM

Im very happy for my friends and all the people in the great plan of Egypt. May GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU.

My prayers are with all of you.
Paige Williams USA

Posted by Paige Willams February 12, 11 05:17 AM

free the people, time for paece, and tink about a GOOD hart laeder.
don't be afraid, belief in the beauty of life

Posted by youonlylifetwice February 13, 11 05:13 AM


Posted by FromChina February 14, 11 12:17 AM



Posted by Anonymous February 14, 11 02:02 AM

thanks for all our friends at all over the world thanks for people in every where they prayed for us and for our revolution .............its freedom.... God bless the martyrs who died so that freedom.............pray for them ......pleas............

EGYPTIAN man .......................

Posted by Aly sawy February 15, 11 05:48 AM

I want to say something, I was hesitating to mention. With all the respect to the Thawra, believe or not, whether you like it or not. Bringing Mubarek down was the easiest part in this marathon. You may choose to feel it now or read about it later. But we really are facing a very chalangeing turning point, where, there is no infrastructure we can rely on. Our country has no base to stand on. Everyone should know that we need to work and expect no return for the next, at least, good five years. Our economy, education and justice system should be our main focus. We need to build a new name to this country. A name that will mean transparency and good institutions. A Big, very big mistake if we try to open the conflict between Egypt the old neighbor now. Also a very retarded idea of we get a president that relay on militants or fanatics to run the crowd. Finally, be very cautious!!

Posted by Sharif Ali February 15, 11 04:54 PM

we have proved our strength ... viva revolution .. Egypt Is The Freedom

Posted by Ahmed February 16, 11 06:16 PM

#14: birdshot. Buckshot uses large pellets and is lethal.

Posted by BeadyEye February 18, 11 07:09 PM

it really make me to feel proud to be an human being,becoz animals can't raise their voice aganist ring master...great job people....but i also salute those who lost there life in this process but time need it.....!!!

Posted by Pinkish February 20, 11 01:13 PM

الحمد لله والشكر له

Posted by Anonymous February 20, 11 09:50 PM

its very unnatural secuation.............for Egypt peoples Allah sole all the problems or egypten people THANKX**********

Posted by nayab April 11, 11 01:49 AM
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