Photos: First Anniversary of Egyptian Revolt

Egyptians Gather on First Anniversary of Revolt

See Tens of Thousands mass in Egypt’s Tahrir Square to Mark One-Year Anniversary of Revolt

The country remains divided between Islamists, who celebrate their victory in parliamentary elections, and liberals, who want a swift end to the current military rule and believe the revolution is not over.

Many questions and uncertainties still face the nation.

And the fight for justice is far from over.

Still, Egyptians gather in Tahrir Square (though for different reasons) for the first anniversary of the revolt- the movement that sparked the oust of long standing President Hosni Mubarak. At the celebrations, debates sparked between Islamists and Liberals over whether or not the revolution is over.

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"Egyptian protesters hold-up an obelisk with the names of those killed during last year's uprising, at a huge rally in Tahrir Square." Caption from and Photo from Mahmud Hams/ AFP/ Getty Images

REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany


About Haley Behre

I graduated from Syracuse University in December 2011 with majors in newspaper journalism and women and gender studies. Using these majors, I aspire to become a journalist who writes about human rights issues. I have held internships at the Syracuse New Times, Dash Media PR Firm, Syracuse Post-Standard and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. I also had an internship at the Not For Sale Campaign Syracuse chapter, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating human trafficking. I was born in Seoul, Korea on September 30, 1990 and moved to the United States before I was one year old. When I was 8, my family and I moved to Norwich, England for three years. While I was here I was immersed into a new culture and got to experience many things other children my age do not get to. Over the three years, I visited Ireland, France and the Netherlands several times, and Belgium, Wales and Sweden once. In the winter of 2010, I got an amazing opportunity to visit Kenya for a month. This was by far the single most eye-opening experience of my life thus far. The natural beauty of the landscape and its people do not compare to anything I have seen. I currently intern for the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press in the hopes of getting a full-time job at a newspaper or non-profit after.
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