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Egypt Revolution against Mubarak from January and February and Uprising against Military Government in November, Vote (Election) in December 2011. In February 2011, mass protests in Egypt unexpectedly toppled long-time ruler Hosni Mubarak. The nine months since Mubarak's resignation have been almost as eventful. It has been a period of both hope and despair. Sectarian clashes and violent protests threatened to derail Egypt's journey from dictatorship to democracy. But there have also been moments of overwhelming euphoria, particularly when Mubarak and his sons found themselves on the dock facing trial in a Cairo court. The trial was proof enough that the country had changed since the revolution. The following images chart the process of transformation, with its pitfalls and its indicators of progress - Al Jazeera. http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/inpictures/2011/11/2011113112133713233.html 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 http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/02/a_harrowing_historic_week_in_e.html
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