Egypt: Clashes Continue

Clashes continued between security forces and demonstrators near Tahrir Square on Wednesday, the seventh day of unrest since protest marking the January 25, 2011 uprising began on Thursday night.  At least 50 people have been killed in the violence since last week and well over 1,000 have been injured. 

Egypt: A Calm in the Storm

As morning brings a new day to Cairo, children and demonstrators gather around the burnt remains of an Egyptian Central Security Forces (CSF) armored vehicle in Tahrir Square on Tuesday. The vehicle was torched by protesters during continued clashes with security forces late yesterday evening.  While the morning brought quiet to the streets around Cairo, many feared the violent clashes that have raged across Egypt would continue for a fifth straight day.

Egypt: "A Day of Rage"

Clashes between security forces and protesters continued for a fourth straight day throughout Egypt, causing the number of injured and dead to rise.  In Cairo, demonstrators gathered along the Qasr el Nil bridge on Monday, marking the second anniversary of the "Day of Rage."  Two years ago, the government of now-ousted dictator Hosni Mubarak used massive violence against protesters, who had taken the bridge and into Tahrir Square as day four of the 18 days of revolution began in earnest. It was on that day that scores of Egyptians were killed and injured in what was one of the most brutal days leading to the end of the Mubarak era.  To read more about today's events in Egypt read Betsy Hiel's coverage in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Egypt: The Chaos Continues

Violence spread across Egypt for a third straight day, leaving the number of injured and dead to rise as demonstrators continued to clash with security forces near Tahrir Square and elsewhere throughout Egypt.  To read more about the day's events be sure to read Betsy Hiel's reporting in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Egypt: Deadly Violence Erupts in the Streets

Demonstrators near Tahrir Square clashed with security forces for a third day as violence escalated throughout the country amidst continued anger with the Islamist government led by President Mohamed Morsi. At least 42 people were killed on Saturday and several hundred wounded. To read more about the day's events in Egypt read Betsy Hiel's reporting in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

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Justin Merriman, an award-winning photojournalist has spent more than a decade traveling the world to cover politics, wars, natural disasters and civil unrest. His work has appeared in leading national and international publications and he has received numerous top journalism awards. After covering the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks – including the crash of United Flight 93 in Shanksville – Merriman committed to chronicling the U.S. military and its War on Terror. He has followed this story across the US and into the war zones of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq. He also has covered life in Fidel Castro’s Cuba in 2002, India’s efforts to eradicate polio, the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Cuba in 2012, the 2013 conclave and election of Pope Francis in Rome, the second anniversary of Egypt's revolution and subsequent unrest, and most recently, Russia's invasion of Crimea and the international crisis that unfolded in Ukraine. Merriman lives in Oakmont with his fiancĂ©, Stephanie Strasburg.

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