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07.03.13 Bucky Turco

The people of Egypt have spoken. Well, their military has. President Mohammad Morsi was told his services are no longer required and was whisked away for his own personal safety. Meanwhile the constitution was suspended and it was declared that an interim government would be installed until elections are held. As crowds packed what appeared to be […]

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12.03.12 Aymann Ismail

Since the Revolution, there’s been a huge proliferation of politically-charged graffiti all across Egypt. Like their ancient ancestors, artists and citizens alike have taken to the walls to tell their stories and broadcast their struggles to the people. Last week, ANIMAL was in the middle of the protests in Cairo and captured these various forms […]

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12.02.12 Aymann Ismail

On Saturday I said goodbye to my family in Cairo and flew back to New York City. I’m still pouring through photos, but here are some candid shots of people from in and around Tahrir Square. Click through the gallery to see the entire series. (Photos: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork) […]

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11.29.12 Bucky Turco

Tensions are running hot in Egypt. Last week, when President Mohamed Morsi issued a new decree declaring himself pharaoh, Egyptians took to the streets of Cairo, and once again set up tents to occupy Tahrir Square, signifying their rejection of this Mubarak-like power grab. Their numbers reportedly swelled to over 200,000 on Tuesday and with […]

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11.27.12 Bucky Turco & Aymann Ismail

Abdel Kader Hamza Pasha street is stand-off central. CSF police on one side, kids on the other side. Rocks vs. tear-gas. Molotov cocktails vs. rubber bullets. With increased protesters out today in Tahrir Square–some reports estimated there were close to 200,000 people in the square today –today’s battles were much more intense and unpredictable. One […]

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Aymann Ismail

Tahrir Square is packed right now. There are massive crowds, in every direction, as far as the eye can see. And they’re assembling peacefully. It’s on the side blocks where the violent kind of protest happens. Here’s what the revolutionary epicenter looked like as of 8PM Cairo-time. […]

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11.26.12 Aymann Ismail

Tahrir Square, the focal point of the Egyptian Revolution in 2011 and quite possibly the staging area for a new one this year with a massive anti-Morsi demonstration planned for Tuesday, is a diverse place where lots of ideas are argued and discussed. Today, ANIMAL hit the square to take the temperature of the people […]

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Bucky Turco

They sell all sorts of things in Tahrir Square, the flashpoint for the largest and most violent anti-government protests happening right now in Cairo. But even revolutionaries are consumers and street vendors are everywhere in the square. Some sell fresh juice, flags, rice, cigarettes, charred corn, vuvuzelas, and Pepsi. Then there are the opportunistic capitalists […]

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11.23.12 Bucky Turco

After a brief, relaxing vacation in Amsterdam covering the Cannibus Cup, I decided to skip the flight to NYC home for Thanksgiving and head to Egypt instead. Right now, the Tahrir Square uprising is back and more determined than ever to fuck shit up. In the first 15 minutes of being at the front of […]

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01.30.11 Bucky Turco

Although there’s protests taking place all across Egypt, Cairo is the country’s capital and Tahrir Square is ground zero for the massive demonstrations. According to Al Jazeera, which continues to provide the most comprehensive reporting despite being blocked by Egyptian and ironically, American networks too, people are ignoring a government mandated curfew and refusing to […]

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