A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Sunday, June 24, 2012

An Empty Downtown Cairo

You've seen the crowds in Tahrir Square during the extended wait for the results, but this shot shows a really rare scene in Cairo: the Corniche and the bridge approaches empty in mid-afternoon: everyone was either at their TV (or the coffeehouse's TV) or in Tahrir.

My apologies that this has been reposted so many times on Twitter and Facebook that I'm unsure of the original photographer. If someone knows I want to give proper credit.

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