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Tahrir Square, July 2 (3 of 18)
Cairo, Egypt
By Mat Wolf
03 Jul 2013

A man snaps a photo with his camera phone as the words "Long Live Egypt" are laser projected onto the face of the building behind him during an anti-Morsi rally in Tahrir Square on July 2, 2012. Hundreds of thousands of people calling for the removal of President Mohammed Morsi attended the rally.

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Tahrir Square, July 2 (2 of 18)
Cairo, Egypt
By Mat Wolf
03 Jul 2013

Anti-Morsi crowds pack into Tahrir square to demonstrate for the ouster of the Egyptian President on July 2, 2013.

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Tahrir Square, July 2 (1 of 18)
Cairo, Egypt
By Mat Wolf
03 Jul 2013

A man sporting a t-shirt of the "Tamarud," or "rebel" anti-Morsi protest organizers flashes victory signs at a rally in Tahrir Square on the evening of July 2, 2013.

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Tahrir Square, July 2 (18 of 18)
Cairo, Egypt
By Mat Wolf
02 Jul 2013

Anti-Mohammed Morsi crowds pack into Tahrir Square on the night of July 2, 2013

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Tahrir Square, July 2 (6 of 18)
Cairo, Egypt
By Mat Wolf
02 Jul 2013

Anti-Morsi crowds pack into Tahrir square to demonstrate for the ouster of the Egyptian President on July 2, 2013.

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Tahrir Square, July 2
Cairo, Egypt
By Mais Istanbuli
02 Jul 2013

Massive demonstrations erupted across Egypt, beginning on June 30, under the organization of the Tamorrod, or "Rebellion," movement, calling for the ouster of Mohammed Morsi and early presidential elections. The millions on the streets were successful in their demands in-so-far-as Morsi was removed from power by Egypt's Military on July 3. The Military stated that it was serving the people's will.

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Tahrir Square, Cairo , Egypt
By Ali Khaled
01 Jul 2013

Egyptians interaction with the army again after the dismissal of President Morssi .

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Teaser: Behind the Tamorrod campaign ...
Cairo, Egypt
By andrewbossone
28 Jun 2013

The story follows Ahmed Abu Ghalaza, an Egyptian activist from the Tamorrod, or Rebel, campaign that collected 20 million signatures in the last three months calling for early elections. His friend and mentor who organized the local Tamarrod sit-in in his neighborhood starting June 28, was shot and killed weeks earlier. And after the largest day of protests, June 30, members of the Muslim Brotherhood attacked the sit-in, killing a young girl and leading to armed clashes. Despite the conflict in his neighborhood and in the country, Ahmed believes the Egyptian people support the ouster of President Morsi, and remains hopeful that the next elections will better reflect their will.

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Port Said Massacre 5
Cairo, Egypt
By jonathanrashad
27 Jun 2013

Widowed wife and daughter of Youssef Hamada in the Cairo suburbs of Matariya. Hamada initially managed to escape the attack, but turned back after hearing his comrades scream for help from behind the welded gates. When they broke open, he was crushed under the gates. "The only reason l'm still living is my daughter Gana. She's Youssef's flesh and blood," said his wife.

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Port Said Massacre 14
Cairo, Egypt
By jonathanrashad
27 Jun 2013

Graffiti outside al-Ahly club headquarters in Cairo, showing the number of football fans killed in the Port Said stadium massacre and the ensuing violence. As these deaths threw the political landscape in turmoil, families continue to mourn the loss of 74 sons.

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Port Said Massacre 12
Cairo, Egypt
By jonathanrashad
26 Jun 2013

Father of Ahmed Zakariya, popularily known as 'Ziko', holds a portrait of his son. Ziko, 16, died after being hit on the head with a metal rod. He was a highschool student and an old member of Ultras Ahlawy. "I will never back down until all of those responsible for my son's death are held accountable," said his father.

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Port Said Massacre 11
Cairo, Egypt
By jonathanrashad
25 Jun 2013

Osama Mostafa, who died at the age of 18 in the stadium massacre in Port Said, was a Computer Science student and a member of Ultras Ahlawy.

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Port Said Massacre 7
Cairo, Egypt
By jonathanrashad
25 Jun 2013

Portrait of slain football fan Mohamed Khaled, who died at the age of 15. Khaled was one of the youngest victims in the stadium massacre. He was fatally struck on the head with a metal rod. "He didn't tell me that he was going to the match that day, as he knew I would refuse. I wish I had the chance to hug him before he left," said his mother.

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Aquaponics in Egypt (9 of 14)
Cairo, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
23 Jun 2013

A small aquaponics farm produces vegetables and fish by combining hydroponics and aquaculture. The farm, which is in the desert outskirts of Cairo, uses 90% less water than conventional farming.

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Aquaponics in Egypt (8 of 14)
Cairo, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
23 Jun 2013

A worker on a small aquaponics farm passes through the barrier separating fish and vegetable production from the harsh desert outside. By harnessing efficiency in nature, the farm can use a closed water cycle to reduce waste.

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Aquaponics in Egypt (6 of 14)
Cairo, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
23 Jun 2013

With aquaponics, the water is filtered from the fish tanks to the plant roots and back. By eliminating soil, efficiency of space allows for better cultivation. Ziad Abou El Nasr and his partner plan to introduce shrimp to the water below the plant roots in order to further maximize the efficiency of the system.

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Aquaponics in Egypt (5 of 14)
Cairo, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
23 Jun 2013

While the idea of aquaponics is relatively new, a large appeal is that the cost of start up is relatively inexpensive, and materials are commonly found within the city. Given the ease of setup, proponents of the system hope there will be widespread adoption in the near future.

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Aquaponics in Egypt (4 of 14)
Cairo, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
23 Jun 2013

The initial yield of lettuce and other vegetables has been small, given the size of the farm. However, the two young farmers are already supplying two local restaurants and a small farmer's market held each Saturday in Cairo's upscale Zamalek.

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Aquaponics in Egypt (3 of 14)
Cairo, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
23 Jun 2013

A steady hum of generators filtering the water for the many fish tanks envelops a worker feeding the fish. The farm is producing Nile tilapia roughly 500 grams in weight, with plans to grow them larger in the near future.

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Aquaponics in Egypt (2 of 14)
Cairo, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
23 Jun 2013

A small olive grove provides an entrance to the farming area. While certain plants can grow in the desert climate, the farm is also able to produce cucumber, basil, lettuce, kale, peppers and tomatoes in the arid climate.

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Aquaponics in Egypt (14 of 14)
Cairo, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
23 Jun 2013

Insect catchers, in vibrant blue and yellow dangle above the growing areas. The ability to grow without the use of soil and limited water use is incredibly important in the desert climate.

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Aquaponics in Egypt (13 of 14)
Cairo, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
23 Jun 2013

Many of the materials used by the farm are easily found and purchased, making aquaponics a desireable, lower-cost option.

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Aquaponics in Egypt (12 of 14)
Cairo, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
23 Jun 2013

Not only is the farm sustainable in its practices, but it also offers novel types of produce for the markets.

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Aquaponics in Egypt (11 of 14)
Cairo, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
23 Jun 2013

According to the farmers, the more efficient the system becomes, expansion becomes cheaper and more productive per square meter. Their goal is to produce 400 heads of lettuce per day.

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Aquaponics in Egypt
Cairo, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
23 Jun 2013

Faris Farrag, the founder of the farm 'Bustan', believes that aquaponics will play an increasingly larger role in Egyptian farming as water resources become scarce.

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Port Said Massacre 3
Cairo, Egypt
By jonathanrashad
22 Jun 2013

Fierce and dedicated football fans of al-Ahly club, Ultras Ahlawy, after they forcibly broke into a Cairo stadium, defying a police-imposed ban to attend matches following the Port Said massacre.

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Aquaponics in Egypt
Cairo, Egypt
By Serene Yordi
22 Jun 2013

Water in the desert is a scarce and valuable resource. When it must sustain an ever-growing population, it becomes even more valuable. Two young enterprising farmers in Cairo, Egypt recognize this, and have built a small farm with efficiency and sustainability in mind. In the sandy outskirts of Egypt's bustling capital, an aquaponics farm has set up shop. Combining the practices of hydroponics and aquaculture, the farm employs a closed water cycle to both grow fish and plants. In doing so, they use 90% less water than traditional farming techniques used by their Egyptian counterparts. This system aims to mimic the efficiency of the natural environment, where water sources can sustain multiple species of plants and animals in a small area. They have big aspirations for this type of farming, and hope that more farmers will see the benefits of reduced water use and turn to aquaponics. The duo have caught the eye of local restaurants and business magazines alike, and also sell their produce in a budding farmer's market in Cairo's trendy Zamalek district.

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Port Said Massacre 2
Cairo, Egypt
By jonathanrashad
22 Jun 2013

Fierce and dedicated football fans of al-Ahly club, Ultras Ahlawy, after forcibly breaking into a Cairo stadium, defying a police-imposed ban to attend matches following the Port Said massacre.

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Port Said Massacre 1
Cairo, Egypt
By jonathanrashad
21 Jun 2013

Fierce and dedicated football fans of al-Ahly club, Ultras Ahlawy, after they forcibly broke into a Cairo stadium, defying a police-imposed ban to attend matches following the Port Said massacre.

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Port Said Massacre 10
Cairo, Egypt
By jonathanrashad
19 Jun 2013

Parents of slain football fan Mohamed Abdallah hold his portrait in his room. Abdallah, 21, was an engineering student and was supposed to get married in 2013 to his childhood friend following a five-year engagement. "I sold everything to buy a him an apartment for his marriage, but now he's gone," said his mother.

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Port Said Massacre 9
Cairo, Egypt
By jonathanrashad
19 Jun 2013

Family of slain football fan Mosatafa Metwally, who died at the age of 17. Metwally was a highschool student, and an influential person in Ultras Ahlawy despite his young age.

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Port Said Massacre 8
Cairo, Egypt
By jonathanrashad
18 Jun 2013

Mother of slain football fan Amr Ahmed, popularly known as 'Steef', cries as she holds a portrait of her son. "My son had the chance to leave the stadium, but stayed trying to save his friends," she said. Steef, 26, was an accountant and one of the founders of Ultras Ahlawy. According to forensics, he died due to a rib-cage fracture.

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Port Said Massacre 6
Cairo, Egypt
By jonathanrashad
18 Jun 2013

"I miss your smile," said the mother of slain football fan Mohamad Gamal, popularly known as 'Jimmy' among his peers. Jimmy died at the age of 15, and was a member of Ultras Ahlawy and one of the youngest victims in the stadium massacre.

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Escape to Egypt
Cairo, Egypt
By Serene Yordi
14 Jun 2013

Oromo refugees that have fled Ethiopia for the safety of Egypt in order to escape persecution by their current government are now facing danger once again. Over the past months, there has been an emergence of xenophobic attacks against Ethiopians on the streets of Cairo, motivated by Ethiopia's goal to build the “Grand Renaissance Dam.” The Ethiopian government is planning to dam the Blue Nile for hydroelectric power, a move Egypt worries will negatively affect their water supply.

"They said if you take our water, we will take your blood," said Abdi Harboury, an Oromo refugee, who was evicted by his landlord after the dam controversy began. Though the refugees came together to protest in front of UNHCR’s office in Cairo, the agency can do little to help keep them safe. The population fears continued attacks and discrimination if the water issue is not resolved.

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Flee (15 of 15)
Cairo, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
14 Jun 2013

An Oromo woman listens as members of the Oromo community discuss their meetings with the United Nations Hight Commissioner for Refugees.

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Flee (12 of 15)
Cairo, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
14 Jun 2013

A group of Oromo men are told that the UN cannot provide shelter or food for the hundreds of refugees who have camped out front of the UNHCR building protesting the security issues they face in Cairo.

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Flee (10 of 15)
Cairo, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
14 Jun 2013

Nadia Ibrahim holds the blue United Nations refugee application card. Many of the asylum seekers have only been in Cairo for less than a month.

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Flee (2 of 15)
Cairo, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
14 Jun 2013

The Oromo have refused to leave until their demands for safety and protection are met. Small stands selling roasted corn and tea have been set up to alleviate the hunger many feel.

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Flee (1 of 15)
Cairo, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
14 Jun 2013

The refugees first identify with being from Oromia, an area that stretches between Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan. To many, the homeland is just an idea, and they worry that soon, it will be just a memory.

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Flee
Cairo, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
14 Jun 2013

The Oromo who fled persecution in Ethiopia now face a new threat to their safety in Egypt

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