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Hossam el-Hamalawy Hossam el-Hamalawy is a writer, photojournalist and blogger based in Cairo. He is also a labor organizer with Egypt’s socialist movement. www.arabawy.org

Editorial Director Hassan Osman Account Manager Maisaa Hamadeh Contributing Editors Eric Keller Jesse Biggs Kevin Wiley Masthead Calligraphy Ali Assi Art Director Christian Clogger www.mynameisclogger.co.uk

Jonathan Rashad Jonathan Rashad is an Egyptian freelance photographer who started his career since he was 16. He is currently 19-years old. www.flickr.com/drumzo

Laura El-Tantawy Laura El-Tantawy is an Egyptian photojournalist and artist based out of London and Cairo. Her work has been published internationally, including in National Geographic and Harpers magazine. www.lauraeltantawy.com

© Cover Photo Laura El-Tantawy Sowar is a journalistic and documentary photography magazine. For advertising or submissions, please email info@sowarmag.com Copyright © Sowar Magazine and Photographers. All rights reserved.

Sarah Carr Sarah Carr is a British-Egyptian Cairo-based journalist who has covered human rights issues, the activist movement and street politics in Egypt for three years. www.inanities.org

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Yahya Diwer Yahya Diwer is a lead photographer with the Egyptian Contemporary Art & Culture Center and the Egyptian Culture Resource. He graduated from medical school, and currently works as a gynecologist and a freelance photographer. www.yahyadiwer.com sowar : apr/11


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The 2011 Egyptian Revolution On 25 January 2011, the people of Egypt took to the streets to protest against President Hosni Mubarak’s regime and to overthrow his government. In the weeks that followed, clashes erupted in Cairo and other cities across the country which resulted in hundreds of protesters being killed, and thousands of others getting wounded. Massive protests continued until 11 February 2011, when at 6:00 pm local time, Vice President Omar Suleiman announced the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak and the hand-off of control to the Egyptian Military. The following special edition of Sowar Magazine is dedicated to the photographs taken during the revolution, and are presented in chronological order.

[ ] photo: sarah carr

25 Jan 2011 Riot police form a cordon on Galaa Bridge, preventing protesters from crossing the bridge and continuing on to Tahrir Square. 4 : The 2011 Egyptian Revolution

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25 Jan 2011 A man shouts during a protest on Galaa Bridge.

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[ ]photo: sarah carr

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25 Jan 2011 A man chants during a march organized to coincide with Police Day in Cairo.

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photo: sarah carr

26 Jan 2011 Demonstrators clash with riot police and plain-clothed policemen in Champollian Street, downtown Cairo, a day after massive protests in Egypt.

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[ ] photo: Yahya Diwer

28 Jan 2011 Thousands of Egyptian protesters gather in the streets for the “Day of Anger.”

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[ ]photo: sarah carr

28 Jan 2011 Protesters in Ramsis Square in central Cairo point to the words “Made in USA� printed on a teargas canister.

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[ ]photo: Yahya Diwer

28 Jan 2011 A Police officer fires a tear gas canister on protesters.

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[ ]photo: Yahya Diwer

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28 Jan 2011 A protester defies a police officer who threatens him.

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[ ]photo: Yahya Diwer

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28 Jan 2011 A plainclothes Policeman aims a pistol over the rooftop of a Police Station at protesters in the streets below.

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[ ]photo: Yahya Diwer

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28 Jan 2011 A man takes a photograph as a vehicle burns in the background.

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[ ]photo: Yahya Diwer

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28 Jan 2011 Angry protesters try to topple a police van.

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[ ]photo: Hossam el-Hamalawy

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29 Jan 2011 A protester receives a helping hand to extract a shotgun birdshot from his head.

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[ ]photo: Hossam el-Hamalawy

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29 Jan 2011 Protesters flee from attacks after trying to march on the Interior Ministry’s compound in Lazoughli Square.

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[ ]photo: Hossam el-Hamalawy

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29 Jan 2011 A child sitting on an army tank in Tahrir Square, with a banner that reads “Egypt is free.�

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[ ]photo: Hossam el-Hamalawy

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29 Jan 2011 Egyptian army soldiers stand guard on their tank in Abdel Moneim Riyadh Square.

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photo: Yahya Diwer

29 Jan 2011 People gather around a tank in Cairo. Tanks became a common sight after President Mubarak ordered the Army to control the protesters on the streets.

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[ ]photo: Hossam el-Hamalawy

29 Jan 2011 A man lifts his shirt to show shotgun birdshot wounds in his back.

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[ ]photo: Sarah Carr

30 Jan 2011 A soldier and a protester share a laugh in Tahrir Square, occupied two days earlier following massive protests.

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[ ] photo: Yahya Diwer

01 feb 2011 An Egyptian protester carries a sign that reads “Mubarak, you fly”- words inspired by an Egyptian comedy movie.

[ ] photo: Yahya Diwer

01 feb 2011 A simple message reads “Leave” in reference to Mubarak.

[ ] photo: Hossam el-Hamalawy

30 Jan 2011 A protester with a word on his forehead that reads: “We are free.”

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[ ]photo: Laura El-Tantawy

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02 feb 2011 A pro-Mubarak supporter carries a placard with the President’s picture as hundreds of the Egyptian President’s supporters took to the streets chanting: “He will not leave” and holding signs reading: “We Love Mubarak.”

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[ ]photo: Laura El-Tantawy

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02 feb 2011 An anti-Mubarak demonstrator receives treatment in a makeshift clinic set-up on a street corner behind Tahrir Square in Cairo.

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[ ]photo: Sarah Carr

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04 feb 2011 A protester in Tahrir Square sings as another films her using a mobile phone.

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photo: Laura El-Tantawy

04 feb 2011 Thousands of anti-regime demonstrators gather for Friday prayers in Cairo’s Tahrir Square as peaceful protests calling for the president to resign continued.

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04 feb 2011 An Egyptian man bursts into tears after performing Friday prayer in Tahrir Square where thousands of pro-democracy supporters gathered.

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06 feb 2011 A man in Tahrir Square holds up the Egyptian flag.

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07 feb 2011 A man dressed as a football referee holds up a red card reading “Mubarak out� and blows a whistle in Tahrir Square, four days before Mubarak stepped down.

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photo: Jonathan Rashad

08 feb 2011 A protester holds the Egyptian flag while standing over Tahrir Square.

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photo: Jonathan Rashad

09 feb 2011 Ahmad El-Sakka, a famous Egyptian actor, protesting in Tahrir Square.

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photo: Laura El-Tantawy

09 feb 2011 Pro-democracy supporters lay a large Egyptian flag on the street outside the Egyptian Parliament building as peaceful protests, which started in Tahrir Square, intensified with protesters setting up makeshift tents outside parliament, causing it to shutdown.

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photo: Jonathan Rashad

10 feb 2011 Over 2 million people protesting in Tahrir Square in Cairo after Hosni Mubarak’s disappointing speech and threatening to go to his palace the following day to force him to resign.

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photo: Laura El-Tantawy

11 feb 2011 Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians converged upon Tahrir Square in anticipation of Egyptian President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak’s announcement to resign. Hours earlier, news had circulated that the President would resign from his post.

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[ ]photo: Jonathan Rashad

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11 feb 2011 Fireworks flare over Tahrir Square after Mubarak resigned.

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[ ]photo: Yahya Diwer

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11 feb 2011 Minutes after Mubarak stepped down, a sign held by protesters reads “We will not forget the blood of martyrs.�

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photo: Jonathan Rashad

11 feb 2011 People celebrating in Tahrir Square after Mubarak’s resignation.

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[ ]photo: Yahya Diwer

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12 feb 2011 An Egyptian soldier sits on a tank next to some flowers given to him by protesters in celebration of the resignation of President Mubarak.

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[ ]photo: Yahya Diwer

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12 feb 2011 A family celebrates the Egyptian Revolution’s victory in the streets.

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Sowar Magazine - Issue 006 (Apr 2011)  

Special edition dedicated to pictures of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution which occurred between January 25, 2011 and February 11, 2011 and led...

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