Egypt in Photographs: From the Streets of Cairo

Egyptian human rights activist and Global Voices Advocacy contributor Ramy Raoof has been, like many Egyptian protestors, online only sporadically over the past few days.  When online, Raoof has uploaded photos taken on the streets of Cairo: photographs of the demonstrations, of street graffiti, and of soldiers, showing the world the view from the street.

Today, as Raoof was back online briefly, he tweeted a set of new photographs, urging followers to share them with the world:

i uploaded pictures from the demonstration taking place in Downtown Cairo now, view them here #jan25 #egypt plz spread

Ramy Raoof tweets photos to the world

The following are photographs taken by Ramy Raoof on January 28 and 29 and posted to Flickr. Captions are photographer's own.

Down with Mubarak..Freedom

Army Truck and Soldiers in Tahrir Square, Cairo

Demonstrators on Army Truck in Tahrir Square, Cairo

28 January Demo in Cairo

All photos by Ramy Raoof, made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic License


  • Great photos

  • […] Found via Jillian C York at Global Voices. […]

  • […] the official US response to the protests in Egypt is a desperate hope for stability, lesser televised American voices are supporting the […]

  • […] gdy oficjalną reakcją USA na protesty [ang.] w Egipcie jest rozpaczliwa nadzieja na stabilizację [ang.],mniej pokazywane w telewizji […]

  • […] エジプト国内で発生している反政府デモについて[1]、米国政府が武力衝突回避[2]を望んでいる間、ピラミッドの地として知られるエジプトのデモ隊への支援の声がテレビで放映されることは少ない。     […]

  • People need to understand that this will be the streets of America one day. Egypt is for us like the previews at the movie theater. We are the superpower and when we fall we will be the main event for the rest of the world. We can stop it, but only if people wake up, learn to sacrifice, and truly change themselves for the better.

    ~ DJ6ual

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