A television journalist, behind bars inside Tora Prison — also called "Scorpion" — in Cairo. The Egyptian government has drawn criticism, and scorn, for allegedly whitewashing brutal conditions there.
Cairo's ornate buildings are a mix of 19th century European and Middle Eastern architecture. A massive project is designed to restore their glory, but street vendors and river boat drivers say they are being displaced by the effort.
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Pictured here in a protest sign, Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid has been held without charge since his arrest on August 14, 2013. He was taken into custody by Egyptian police while he was taking pictures during a chaotic protest in Cairo.