This photo series shows a glimpse into two very different parts of Egypt: the bustling city of Cairo and the small village of Belquas. The photographs from Belquas show some of the young people who live in the village, which hosted an open mic series last month brought to them from organizers in Cairo. The photographs from Cairo document the beginning of the infamous sit-in protests in Tahrir Square, which lasted three weeks and ended the first day of Ramadan, August first, when the military police forcibly removed protestors and their camps. Two days later, the country watched the trial of ousted president Hosni Mubarak and his sons on television. The military police remain in the Square today to keep protestors from returning.
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