Egypt: Emotional moments unite men, women and children caught up in this Protest Phenomenon.

Published February 6th, 2011 - 09:08 GMT

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Crystallizing some candid moments of palpable grief and intense emotion as floodgates open to tears and years of pent-up suppression by a state. 

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A People's Doctor is applying his healing hands to an Egyptian soldier who cries guilty tears of apology for not having been able to protect his people from the pro-Mubarak stampede.
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Image 1 of 12:  1 / 12A People's Doctor is applying his healing hands to an Egyptian soldier who cries guilty tears of apology for not having been able to protect his people from the pro-Mubarak stampede.

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An Egyptian officer shows his position of solidarity with his people by a kiss to a child in the arms of its mother.
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Image 2 of 12:  2 / 12An Egyptian officer shows his position of solidarity with his people by a kiss to a child in the arms of its mother.

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Egyptian protesters ensure a Clean Revolution as they responsibly make efforts to keep the public space clear and in order.
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Image 3 of 12:  3 / 12Egyptian protesters ensure a Clean Revolution as they responsibly make efforts to keep the public space clear and in order.

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An Egyptian soldier raises an infant of the Protest in testimony to the good feeling between the Military and the People this last week.
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Image 4 of 12:  4 / 12An Egyptian soldier raises an infant of the Protest in testimony to the good feeling between the Military and the People this last week.

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Early days in this marathon display of people power: An Egyptian woman guilts the patrolman into re-considering his stance,through a message of admonition in a firm kiss to a befuddled riot-policeman:You are of us and from us,says this charged kiss.
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Image 5 of 12:  5 / 12Early days in this marathon display of people power: An Egyptian woman guilts the patrolman into re-considering his stance,through a message of admonition in a firm kiss to a befuddled riot-policeman:You are of us and from us,says this charged kiss.

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All Egyptians rally round each other: Coptic Christian Egyptians protecting the Muslim Egyptians during prayer.
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Image 6 of 12:  6 / 12All Egyptians rally round each other: Coptic Christian Egyptians protecting the Muslim Egyptians during prayer.

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Tears for the suffering of his country- after years of frustration and pent up but erstwhile silent rage, this man is overwhelmed by the intensity as he opens the floodgate for tears of a nation united in emotion.
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This is my shroud for Egypt: We are here til the finish, and will rise and fall with Egypt.
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Image 8 of 12:  8 / 12This is my shroud for Egypt: We are here til the finish, and will rise and fall with Egypt.

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The first tumultuous Friday prayers: supplicating Muslims at prayer take the full force of the water guns on the front line, cushioning  their fellow compatriots.
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Image 9 of 12:  9 / 12The first tumultuous Friday prayers: supplicating Muslims at prayer take the full force of the water guns on the front line, cushioning their fellow compatriots.

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The old symbol of Christian Muslim unity wielded by many. We saw this flag raised in defiance of the perceived divisions earlier this year after the Church killings.
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Broken arm, but the faith and endurance do not seem to waver.
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Support and supplies for the protesters. There was a light commotion on the source and sponsors of these reinforcements: KFC rations and talk of sums of money assigned to each man caused a stir.
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Image 12 of 12:  12 / 12Support and supplies for the protesters. There was a light commotion on the source and sponsors of these reinforcements: KFC rations and talk of sums of money assigned to each man caused a stir.

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A People's Doctor is applying his healing hands to an Egyptian soldier who cries guilty tears of apology for not having been able to protect his people from the pro-Mubarak stampede.

Image 1 of 12A People's Doctor is applying his healing hands to an Egyptian soldier who cries guilty tears of apology for not having been able to protect his people from the pro-Mubarak stampede.

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An Egyptian officer shows his position of solidarity with his people by a kiss to a child in the arms of its mother.

Image 2 of 12An Egyptian officer shows his position of solidarity with his people by a kiss to a child in the arms of its mother.

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Egyptian protesters ensure a Clean Revolution as they responsibly make efforts to keep the public space clear and in order.

Image 3 of 12Egyptian protesters ensure a Clean Revolution as they responsibly make efforts to keep the public space clear and in order.

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An Egyptian soldier raises an infant of the Protest in testimony to the good feeling between the Military and the People this last week.

Image 4 of 12An Egyptian soldier raises an infant of the Protest in testimony to the good feeling between the Military and the People this last week.

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Early days in this marathon display of people power: An Egyptian woman guilts the patrolman into re-considering his stance,through a message of admonition in a firm kiss to a befuddled riot-policeman:You are of us and from us,says this charged kiss.

Image 5 of 12Early days in this marathon display of people power: An Egyptian woman guilts the patrolman into re-considering his stance,through a message of admonition in a firm kiss to a befuddled riot-policeman:You are of us and from us,says this charged kiss.

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All Egyptians rally round each other: Coptic Christian Egyptians protecting the Muslim Egyptians during prayer.

Image 6 of 12All Egyptians rally round each other: Coptic Christian Egyptians protecting the Muslim Egyptians during prayer.

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Tears for the suffering of his country- after years of frustration and pent up but erstwhile silent rage, this man is overwhelmed by the intensity as he opens the floodgate for tears of a nation united in emotion.

Image 7 of 12Tears for the suffering of his country- after years of frustration and pent up but erstwhile silent rage, this man is overwhelmed by the intensity as he opens the floodgate for tears of a nation united in emotion.

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This is my shroud for Egypt: We are here til the finish, and will rise and fall with Egypt.

Image 8 of 12This is my shroud for Egypt: We are here til the finish, and will rise and fall with Egypt.

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The first tumultuous Friday prayers: supplicating Muslims at prayer take the full force of the water guns on the front line, cushioning  their fellow compatriots.

Image 9 of 12The first tumultuous Friday prayers: supplicating Muslims at prayer take the full force of the water guns on the front line, cushioning their fellow compatriots.

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The old symbol of Christian Muslim unity wielded by many. We saw this flag raised in defiance of the perceived divisions earlier this year after the Church killings.

Image 10 of 12The old symbol of Christian Muslim unity wielded by many. We saw this flag raised in defiance of the perceived divisions earlier this year after the Church killings.

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Broken arm, but the faith and endurance do not seem to waver.

Image 11 of 12Broken arm, but the faith and endurance do not seem to waver.

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Support and supplies for the protesters. There was a light commotion on the source and sponsors of these reinforcements: KFC rations and talk of sums of money assigned to each man caused a stir.

Image 12 of 12Support and supplies for the protesters. There was a light commotion on the source and sponsors of these reinforcements: KFC rations and talk of sums of money assigned to each man caused a stir.

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