17 February 2011

39 Egypt Revolution Photos From The Streets

From Denny: All over the world people joined the protesters in the 18 day Egypt Revolution to support them. Here are photos gleaned from protests primarily in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt. There was also a significant protest rally in Melbourne, Australia with some poignant signs depicting torture of the Mubarak regime.

This was primarily a peaceful protest, at least on the part of the protesters. It turned violent, hundreds killed, injured, imprisoned and tortured by Mubarak until the world outcry got too loud. Mubarak eventually stepped down because the military no longer supported him.

The following photos depict the street level perspective as it unfolded day to day.  It revealed a gritty, changing scene and sense of uncertainty.

This post is to honor those who risked their lives - and their futures - to secure a quality future for their country: Egypt. Your courage and determination is exemplary. Congratulations on your new freedom of speech and new democracy in the making.

These photos are from Flickr Creative Commons and are made available for free use by the photographers. Just click on the images to take you to their flickr pages. Thank you for releasing these photos for all to view. All descriptions and comments after the photos are from the photographers.



We Need Freedom Of Speech!

"We Need Freedom Of Speech!

Freedom of speech is the freedom to speak freely without censorship or limitation. The synonymous term freedom of expression." Photo By [JO]² - Immortal Lens -( Youssef Hanna) @ flickr






Army Truck beside Tahrir Square

Army Truck beside Tahrir Square by Ramy Raoof




28 January Demo in Cairo

28 January 2011 Demonstration in Cairo by Ramy Raoof




Down with Mubarak..Freedom

Down with Mubarak... Freedom
29 January 2011 - Photo by Ramy Raoof




Down with the Regime

Down with the Regime
29 January 2011 - Photo by Ramy Raoof




Demonstrators on Army Truck in Tahrir Square, Cairo

Demonstrators on Army Truck in Tahrir Square, Cairo
29 January 2011 - Photo by Ramy Raoof




25 Jan 2011 Egypt Revolution

Saturday, 12 February 2011, Day 1 Freedom - Victory
Tahrir Square

"Pride, Victory, Hope, Elation, Exhaustion, Delight, Joy, Happiness...these are the feeling we experience as we walk through Tahrir Square on Saturday morning, 12 February, the first day of freedom. We all are celebrating the first day of victory for Egypt." Photo by sierragoddess @ flickr




Egypt Revolution Day 15

Tuesday, 8 February 2011 - Day 15

Quote from Wael Ghonim interview on Dream TV:

1. We want to return the dignity to every Egyptian

2. How to fight all kinds of corruption. How to prevent systematic corruption.

3. We want to return the sense of belonging to the youth.

Photo by sierragoddess @ flickr



Mubarak The only way out is to get out - Melbourne protest

200 people rallied outside the Egyptian Consulate In Melbourne, Australia. Photo by Takver

From photographer Takver:

"Egypt Uprising solidarity protest Melbourne 4 Feb 2011

While hundreds of thousands of pro-democracy protesters gathered in Tahrir Square in Cairo Egypt demanding Hosni Mubarak step down from office immediately, a smaller number, about 500 people, gathered outside the State Library in Melbourne where protesters heard from a number of speakers including Kevin Bracken, President of the Victorian Trades Hall Council, Greens MP Colleen Hartland, and speakers from the muslim and egyptian communities.

A minutes silence was held to commemorate those killed in the violence initiated by the Mubarak regime thugs.

The protest then marched down to Federation Square. The march become diluted as torrential rain scattered quite a few marchers to take refuge under the awnings on the footpath."




Where is the security council? - Egypt Uprising protest Melbourne 4 Feb 2011

"Egypt Uprising solidarity protest Melbourne 4 Feb 2011

While hundreds of thousands of pro-democracy protesters gathered in Tahrir Square in Cairo Egypt demanding Hosni Mubarak step down from office immediately, a smaller number, about 500 people, gathered outside the State Library in Melbourne where protesters heard from a number of speakers including Kevin Bracken, President of the Victorian Trades Hall Council, Greens MP Colleen Hartland, and speakers from the muslim and egyptian communities.

A minutes silence was held to commemorate those killed in the violence initiated by the Mubarak regime thugs.

The protest then marched down to Federation Square. The march become diluted as torrential rain scattered quite a few marchers to take refuge under the awnings on the footpath."




End torture by the Mubarak regime - Egypt Uprising protest Melbourne 4 Feb 2011

End torture by the Mubarak regime - Egypt Uprising protest Melbourne 4 Feb 2011





Out out Mubarak out - Melbourne protest

Egyptian Consulate In Melbourne, Australia. Photo by Takver




Mubarak out - Egypt Uprising solidarity Melbourne protest

Egyptian Consulate In Melbourne, Australia. Photo by Takver




Australian and Egyptian flags - Egypt Uprising Melbourne protest

Egyptian Consulate In Melbourne, Australia. Photo by Takver




Mubarak has to go - Egypt Uprising Melbourne protest

Egyptian Consulate In Melbourne, Australia. Photo by Takver




The face of egypt: muslim and christian - Egypt Uprising protest Melbourne 4 Feb 2011

Egypt Uprising solidarity protest Melbourne, Australia, 4 Feb 2011. Photo by Takver




The time of the Pharoahs is done - Egypt Uprising protest Melbourne 4 Feb 2011

Egypt Uprising solidarity protest Melbourne, Australia, 4 Feb 2011. Photo by Takver




Life without freedom is like a body without a soul - Egypt Uprising protest Melbourne 4 Feb 2011

"Life without freedom is like a body without a soul"
Egypt Uprising solidarity protest Melbourne, Australia, 4 Feb 2011. Photo by Takver




No Mubarak - Egypt Uprising protest Melbourne 4 Feb 2011

Egypt Uprising solidarity protest Melbourne, Australia, 4 Feb 2011. Photo by Takver





Demonstartors Prayng in Galae Square, Cairo

Demonstrators Praying in Galae Square, Cairo, Egypt. Photo by Ramy Raoof, January 28, 2011 in Al-abidin, Cairo, Al Qahirah, EG




Art work in Tahrir Square, Tues 8 Feb 2011

Tuesday, 8 February 2011, political drawings and cartoons in Tahrir Square, Cairo Egypt. Freedom of expression. Photo by sierragoddess @ flickr




Day 15 protest signs, Tues 8 Feb 2011

Day 15 protest signs, Tues 8 Feb 2011

Mubarak's presidential terms in office compared to U.S. presidential terms in office
Starts with Ronald Reagan term. Photo by sierragoddess @ flickr




Protest Signs, Tues 8 Feb 2011

Protest Signs, Tues 8 Feb 2011

Left translated to English reads "Egyptian television is a disgrace"
The sign on the right is too small for me to read. Photo by sierragoddess @ flickr




Tahrir Square, Tues 8 Feb 2011

Tahrir Square, Tues 8 Feb 2011. Photo by sierragoddess @ flickr




Artists turn out to express through art

Artists turn out to express through art

Tuesday, 8 February 2011, artists gather in Tahrir Square, Cairo Egypt to manifest artistic freedom of expression. Photo by sierragoddess @ flickr




Some of the artwork created in Tahrir Square

Some of the artwork created in Tahrir Square

Tuesday, 8 February 2011, artists gather in Tahrir Square, Cairo Egypt to manifest artistic freedom of expression. Photo by sierragoddess @ flickr




I :heart: egypt. Tues 8 Feb 2011

I :heart: egypt. Tues 8 Feb 2011

Jan25 "heart" Egypt

These are stones and pavement pieces thrown during the protest, arranged into a heart shape, flag of egypt, Egypt spelled across bottom in stone. Photo by sierragoddess @ flickr




Tues 8 Feb 2011

There are stones and pavement pieces thrown during the protest, arranged into a heart shape, flag of egypt, Egypt

Tuesday, 8 February 2011 - Day 15. Photo by sierragoddess @ flickr




graffitied "former" police personnel transportation truck

graffitied "former" police personnel transportation truck

The cartoon scribble to the right is a palm reader reading Mr. Mubarak palm. Palmist speak: "I see before you a journey to Germany" - Photo by sierragoddess @ flickr

Tuesday, 8 February 2011 - Day 15




barbed entrance, Tues 8 Feb 2011

arbed entrance, Tues 8 Feb 2011

The street entrance by the Omar Mukram Mosque was blocked with barbed wire. Photo by sierragoddess @ flickr




Tahrir Square, Tues 8 Feb 2011

Tahrir Square, Tues 8 Feb 2011

"With our blood, we will teach the world the meaning of Freedom" - Photo by sierragoddess @ flickr




entrance of Qasr Al Nil bridge, Cairo - #Jan25 Egypt Revolution

Entrance of Qasr Al Nil bridge, Cairo
Wednesday 9 February 2011 - Day 16 - Walking across Qasr El Nil Bridge, people keep coming to Tahrir Square. Photo by sierragoddess @ flickr





When the protesters won and Mubarak left the presidency:


Celebrations boy and girl on tank with flags

Celebrations boy and girl on tank with flags

Saturday, 12 February 2011, Day 1 Freedom - Victory
Walking out of Tahrir Square towards Qasr el Nil Bridge. Photo by sierragoddess @ flickr




Entrance to Kasr el Nil Bridge

Entrance to Kasr el Nil Bridge

Saturday, 12 February 2011, Day 1 Freedom - Victory
Cars lined up at entrance to Qasr el Nil Bridge. Photo by sierragoddess @ flickr




Taking care of the new Egypt. Protesters volunteered to begin the clean-up of Tahrir Square after occupying it for 18 days:


We are sorry for the disturbance, for we are building Egypt

We are sorry for the disturbance, for we are building Egypt

Saturday, 12 February 2011, Day 1 Freedom - Victory
Tahrir Square
Clean up crews keep coming and coming into the square with brooms and dust pans, rubbish bins and bags.
Other signs on some of the cleaning crew: "Yesterday, I was a protestor. Today, I am building Egypt." Photo by sierragoddess @ flickr




Clean up Tahrir Square - 25 Jan 2011 Egypt Revolution

Saturday, 12 February 2011, Day 1 Freedom - Victory
Tahrir Square
After two weeks of supporting tens of thousands to millions of demonstrators night and day, clean up crews keep coming and coming into Tahrir square with brooms and dust pans, rubbish bins and bags.

We are all proud. We are all smiling. We are all talking to one another in a spirit of unity. We are all rebuilding our country.

Victory to Egypt. Victory to all. This is the United Community of Egypt. Photo by sierragoddess @ flickr




25 Jan 2011 Egypt Revolution

Saturday, 12 February 2011, Day 1 Freedom - Victory

We are all proud. We are all smiling. We are all talking to one another in a spirit of unity. We are all rebuilding our country.

Victory to Egypt. Victory to all. This is the United Community of Egypt. Photo by sierragoddess @ flickr




25 Jan 2011 Egypt Revolution

Saturday, 12 February 2011, Day 1 Freedom - Victory
Tahrir Square - Photo by sierragoddess @ flickr




Clear blue sky over Nile River - Freedom Revolution Day 1 Victory

Clear blue sky over Nile River - Freedom Revolution Day 1 Victory

Saturday, 12 February 2011, Day 1 Freedom - Victory. Photo by sierragoddess @ flickr






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