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Egypt: When Pictures Speak Louder than Words

This post is part of our special coverage of Egypt Protests 2011.

Up to a million people are already chanting in Tahrir (Liberation) Square, Cairo, calling on Mubarak to leave. Anti-Mubarak protests have been held across Egypt for the 11th day in a row and today's is being dubbed as the Departure or Final Friday.

Here are some pictures tweeted by people on the ground, showing the masses marching to the square, as they get vetted at checkpoints set up to protect the peaceful demonstrators from government-paid thugs:

@monasosh: Egy revolution rocks! #Jan25 :)

@beleidy: At qasr El nil bridge checkpoint #jan25 egypt

@monasosh: Amazing no and a long line of ppl waiting to enter from kasr el nile bridge #Jan25

I hate you Mubarak

I hate you Mubarak

@ElFoulio: Erm take the hint already, its pretty explicit #Tahrir #Jan25

@nohaHMsafar: One of the protester's signs, liked it a lot! 7asbi allah 3alek ya Mubarak! #egypt #jan25

@norashalaby: Long lines to get into tahrir #Jan25

@mideastmedia: PIC: Graffiti in Tahrir painted over worries TV coverage of Egypt situation is, or will be, diminished #jan25

@Gsquare86: Kasr El Nile entrance got really organized and intensely secured

Images curated by Global Voices author Asteris Masouras

This post is part of our special coverage of Egypt Protests 2011.

  • aman

    you have mentioned million protesters i think its very less try to compare the number with stadium of Cairo audience i believe in Freedom square is less

  • Reform always carries the risk that it might be hijacked – by the right, often, but also by the left. Change is something governments dislike as much as business executives; it makes uncertain the continuance of carefully crafted deals and predictions of profit. But that’s a poor argument that the vast majority of people should act like medieval peasants and submit to the status quo when that may be as or more harmful as change.

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