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In Pictures: Voting on referendum begins

  Egyptians headed to polling stations early Tuesday morning to cast their votes on the draft constitution finalised on 3 December. Interim Egyptian President Adly Mansour and Defence Minister Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi called upon Egyptians to participate in the much-anticipated referendum earlier this week. The referendum on the draft constitution is part of the roadmap …

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In Pictures: SAC protest targets Giza Security Directorate

Clashes erupted outside Giza Security Directorate in Dokki on Sunday between Students Against the Coup (SAC) demonstrators and Central Security Forces (CSF). A march of dozens of students moved from Cairo University and headed to Nahda Square. The march was organised through the student movement’s official Facebook page, and led by flag bearers who chanted …

AbdelHalim H. AbdAllah

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Camel market at Birqash

Located an hour north west of Cairo’s city centre, the Birqash camel market provides a glimpse of rural Egyptian life that cannot be found on the manicured streets of Maadi or under the loud din of Downtown. On Friday mornings, livestock merchants from across the region gather in Birqash to buy, sell and trade camels, …

Aaron T. Rose

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In Pictures: Morsi trial adjourned, clashes erupt

   AFP- An Egyptian court on Wednesday adjourned the murder trial of deposed president Mohamed Morsi to February 1, citing “weather conditions” that prevented the Islamist’s transport to court from prison. It had been scheduled as the second hearing in Morsi’s trial, after an initial court appearance in November in which he denounced the tribunal and insisted …

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L’okacha

Amro Okacha “ aka L’okacha” was born and raised in Cairo. He was raised in the realm of Nubian morals and traditions. He discovered drawing at 17. He is a graduate of the Higher Institute of Cinema, animation department. He worked in an animation studio for a short while. Currently, his focus is on illustration. …

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Syria Today

Syrians walk along a severely damaged road in the northeastern city of Deir Ezzor on January 4, 2014. Syrian rebels have united to kill and capture dozens of jihadists in a new “revolution” against an Al-Qaeda affiliate they accuse of worse abuses than the hated President Bashar al-Assad, activists said. AFP PHOTO / AHMAD ABOUD

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In Pictures: Aftermath of Al-Mansoura blast

  At least 14 people died and 102 were injured early Tuesday morning following a blast that targeted Al-Daqhleya Security Directorate, reported state media. The bomb caused the building to cave in and injuries included both civilians and police personnel. The incident garnered much condemnation from local and international institutions. The attack came two weeks …

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In Pictures: CSF clash with students in front of Cairo University

  Clashes between Central Security Forces (CSF) and students erupted in Nahda Square at midday on Tuesday. The clashes began when marches comprised of hundreds of students organised by Students Against the Coup and the student arm of the Ahrar movement reached CSF barricades and military armoured personnel carriers near the entrance of Giza Zoo. …

AbdelHalim H. AbdAllah

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In Pictures: Engineering students protest

Cairo University’s Engineering students protested again today in condemnation of the General Prosecution statement which said that fellow student Mohamed Reda was killed by weapons carried by demonstrators.

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In Pictures: Ahmed Fouad Negm’s funeral

  On 3 December, a group of friends and family bid their final farewells to Egyptian poet Ahmed Fouad Negm. The funeral procession began after prayers at Al-Hussein Mosque and ended with the burial of the body at Negm’s family cemetery in the neighbourhood of Al Sayeda Aisha. Photos by Mohamed Omar

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In Pictures: Security forces disperse Students Against the Coup protest in Tahrir

Security forces dispersed a protest organised by Students Against the Coup (SAC) in Tahrir Square on Sunday after the student group march from Cairo University reached the square. Around 3pm, the student group marched from Cairo University to Tahrir following protests at the university campus, with the march reaching the square around 4.30 PM At …

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In Pictures: Clashes in front of Abdeen Courthouse

On Saturday dozens of protesters gathered in front of Abdeen Courthouse chanting against the Protest Law and calling for the release of the detainees. The protest was organised by the Revolutionary Front, who gave it the name “Turn yourself in”. “The protest was to show the Ministry of Interior that the revolutionaries are not afraid …

AbdelHalim H. AbdAllah

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In Pictures: Cairo University student funeral

Cairo University Engineering student Mohamed Reda died on Thursday after violence between police and protesting students at Cairo University. Reda was shot three times in the back, chest and pelvis. His funeral was held Friday

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In Pictures: Brotherhood student supporters continue protesting

On Sunday several hundred student protesters gathered in front of the Faculty of Science building on the Al-Azhar University campus to mark the 100 days since supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi were dispersed from mass sit-ins during a violent government crackdown. Students carried flags and hand signs representing the sit-in at Rabaa Al-Adaweya mosque …

Aaron T. Rose

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In Pictures: Tear gas fired at student protest at Al-Azhar University

Student demonstrations in support of ousted president Mohamed Morsi continued at Al-Azhar University on Wednesday. Police fired tear gas at student protesters after the Ministry of Interior claimed the protesters had impeded traffic. State-owned Al-Ahram said that 42 of the protesters were arrested in the aftermath of the outbreak. Photos by Mohamed Omar

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In Pictures: Clashes mar Mohamed Mahmoud anniversary

Thousands of protesters demonstrated in downtown Cairo on Tuesday to commemorate the second anniversary of the Mohamed Mahmoud clashes in 2011 that left approximately 50 dead. The day began with rival protests on Mohamed Mahmoud Street and Tahrir Square, with the latter occupied by demonstrators supporting Minister of Defence Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. Meanwhile protesters in …

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