Tahrir is not just a square but the heart of a city that every day hosts more than thirty-six million souls. That square is the meeting point of Egyptian protesters who struggle to be recognized now, especially after the recent elections. People who voted for Shafiq, the Mubarak-era minister, said “yes” in the second round of election to the Salafi-Brotherhood constitution. On the other side, the revolutionaries, who voted for Morsi with the second ballot, curse that choice which transformed Tahrir from the hotbed of the Egyptian revolution into a hideout for Feloull, the faithful followers of Mubarak’s regime, also accused of being paid to create disorders. Everything changed and everything is the same.
AwardsJust another president!Domenico D’Alessandro delivers a photojournalistic report from Egypt, before and after the recent elections.View Images
Just another president!
Domenico D’Alessandro delivers a photojournalistic report from Egypt, before and after the recent elections.View Images
Just another president!
Domenico D’Alessandro delivers a photojournalistic report from Egypt, before and after the recent elections.
A five-meter-high wall that separates Tahrir Square from the more vibrant city center of economical and political power, was knocked down on the afternoon of 24 January, one day before the anniversary of the revolution, by protesters during a demonstration. The clashes lasted until the night, but by the next day, the wall had been already rebuilt. © Domenico D'Alessandro
Protesters stand on rubble from the wall. © Domenico D'Alessandro
On January 25, there were two main demonstrations: one on Tahrir square and one other near the wall on el Kasr El-Nil where this pictures was made. The clashes began at 9 am and lasted until late evening, when many of the protesters moved on Corniche El-Nil. © Domenico D'Alessandro
A protester after being hit by a police van is rescued on Corniche El-Nil during the demonstration of Al-Ahly Ultras. © Domenico D'Alessandro
A "Baltagheja" was beaten by protesters and accused of being a spy sent to disturb the demonstration. © Domenico D'Alessandro
Soldiers on el Shaikh Rihan, in the "red zone" protected by wall and police, the day after the clashes near the école française on January 26. The Police control protesters from the top of the roofs of the buildings with stone throwing and tear gas. © Domenico D'Alessandro
A boy along the Corniche al-Nil uses a shopping bag to protect himself from tear gas. © Domenico D'Alessandro
Clashes on Corniche el-Nil after the verdict of Port Said of January 28. © Domenico D'Alessandro
In the courtyard of a school assaulted on Joussef El-Gendy, two boys are fighting against the police. For two days and nights the Army fought the protesters. Both schools were partially burned. © Domenico D'Alessandro
A man injured by burns is brought safely out of a school attacked by protesters on Joussef El-Gendy not far from Mahammed Mahmoud street. © Domenico D'Alessandro
A judge is waiting for voters during the second turn of the constitutional vote in Kofrishich. © Domenico D'Alessandro
A soldier is directing the female queue during the second turn of the constitutional election vote in Kofrishich. © Domenico D'Alessandro
A changed vote becomes null. © Domenico D'Alessandro
A protester during the day after the January 25 anniversary of the Egyptian revolution. © Domenico D'Alessandro
Mohamed Mahmoud street where hundreds of protesters were killed during the days of the uprising two years ago. The wall includes pictures of many of the young people who were killed. © Domenico D'Alessandro
The shutters of traders are lowered due to the escalation of violence in the days after January 25. The fear of tear gas has prevented many people from leaving their homes. © Domenico D'Alessandro
After the sit-in has moved to Tahadeja Palace, Tahrir Square suffers from a stalled strategy and begins to empty. © Domenico D'Alessandro
A man goes to work along a road infused by tear gas during the last days of clashes after Port Said verdicts. © Domenico D'Alessandro
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