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These pictures are of the first eight days of the Egyptian uprising, from January 25th to February 1st 2011.

They come from albums uploaded to flickr by journalist 3arabawy and human rights activist Ramy Raoof. They made it clear on twitter that these pictures are available to anyone to spread far and wide.

The pictures cover the initial uprising, including the days of Internet blackout. They don’t show anything after Mubarak’s speech on February 1st. The next day, state-sponsored thugs and police attacked the protesters in Tahrir Square, as the army looked on, and the situation has deteriorated rapidly since then. (Comments in the captions in brackets were added by me.)

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About The Author

Nick Rowlands

Nick lived in Egypt for six years, working as a tour leader, EFL teacher, city guide editor, and online guidebook writer. He's currently in San Francisco searching for his centre. He (kinda sporadically) blogs at Delicious Chaos, and you can follow him on twitter.

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