Days of Rage, Jan. 25 (continuing)
This slide show captures -- and continues to capture, as we update it daily -- Egypt's revolution and the subsequent riots as they grew over the course of the last week of January (and into February) and captivated the world. These photos show both the frustration felt by protesters -- open-mouthed, angry, holding signs demanding change -- to the hope and humanity shared by citizens in Cairo and beyond.
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The Next Tunisias, Jan. 19
Before Egypt exploded, FP predicted that it, along with Algeria, Libya, Sudan, and Jordan, was one of the Arab states ripe for revolution. Blogger Marc Lynch has also been ahead of the curve noting on Jan. 5 that "a combination of authoritarian retrenchment, unfulfilled economic promises, rising sectarianism at the popular level, and deep frustration among an increasingly tech-savvy rising generation" is causing a wave of discontent across the Middle East.
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Making Fun of Pharaoh, Jan. 2
What jokes are they telling in Tahrir Square? Here's a compilation of jokes from the January/February 2011 print issue where President Hosni Mubarak is a convenient -- and all too easy -- punch line. In the same issue, Issandr El Amrani explains why Egyptians found it easier to joke about the dictator's grip on power than to take action -- until now.