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Life In Cairo's Tahrir Square

A series of shots taken by Radio Free Iraq correspondent in Cairo Ahmed Ragab sheds light on daily life in Cairo's Tahrir Square, the site of mass antigovernment demonstrations.


With the decline in tourists, enterprising salesmen have turned to selling national flags to protesters in and around Tahrir Square. (All photos by Ahmed Ragab from Radio Free Iraq.)
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With the decline in tourists, enterprising salesmen have turned to selling national flags to protesters in and around Tahrir Square. (All photos by Ahmed Ragab from Radio Free Iraq.)

Some food vendors have moved their stands closer to the protests to pick up new business.
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Some food vendors have moved their stands closer to the protests to pick up new business.

This man is holding a sign reading, "Here is the Kentucky distribution center," a reference to reports that pro-Mubarak supporters were being offered food from KFC to join counter-protests.
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This man is holding a sign reading, "Here is the Kentucky distribution center," a reference to reports that pro-Mubarak supporters were being offered food from KFC to join counter-protests.

The demonstrations around the capital's Tahrir Square have cut across class and generational divides
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The demonstrations around the capital's Tahrir Square have cut across class and generational divides

Signs, some of them serious, others lighthearted, have become ubiquitous at the protests around the country.
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Signs, some of them serious, others lighthearted, have become ubiquitous at the protests around the country.

Here in Tahrir Square, Egyptian dancers perform a traditional "Dance of Sticks” to entertain protesters.
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Here in Tahrir Square, Egyptian dancers perform a traditional "Dance of Sticks” to entertain protesters.

Many young Egyptian doctors and nurses have flocked to the square to offer medical services to the protesters.
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Many young Egyptian doctors and nurses have flocked to the square to offer medical services to the protesters.

Nawal al-Sa’adawi, a well-known Egyptian feminist and writer, walks around the square and meets with some of the protesters.
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Nawal al-Sa’adawi, a well-known Egyptian feminist and writer, walks around the square and meets with some of the protesters.

A young protester holds a banner reading "Go away then, my arm is hurting."
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A young protester holds a banner reading "Go away then, my arm is hurting."

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