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The memory of the Egyptian revolution is the only weapon we have left

Source: The Guardian Unlimited

One of the Tahrir Square protesters looks back on how the country has changed, five years after the fall of Mubarak

I didn’t take my camera out with me the night Hosni Mubarak was overthrown. I stood in Tahrir Square among tens of thousands of Egyptians and told myself I would enjoy the moment, I would not divide myself from the night’s magical reality with a lens.

I had filmed up until then because it was my job, because history must be recorded, because an image can change the world, because everyone had to contribute somehow to the revolution. read more