Three students outside the Science College of Benghazi University. They say they expect to have opportunities in Libya that would not have been possible when Moammar Gadhafi was in power. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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Mohammed Tolba (center) talks with friends at a coffee shop in the Cairo suburbs. The 33-year-old Egyptian is trying to change the public perception of Salafists, Muslims who believe in a literal interpretation of the Quran. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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One of the founders of Egypt's satirical online magazine El Koshary Today, Taha Belal, 28, at the Freedom Bar in downtown Cairo. Since Egypt's revolution last year, political parody has become popular on the Internet. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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Egyptian singer/songwriter Youssra El Hawary. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Scenes from the Khan el-Khalili market in downtown Cairo. Election posters for the two candidates in Egypt's upcoming runoff election can be seen hanging above the street. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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Libyans rally in favor of Shariah law, in Benghazi, eastern Libya. The city was the birthplace of the uprising that ousted Moammar Gadhafi. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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The Record

Egypt's Underground Wakes Up

The music that people have been listening to since last year's uprisings rewrote the rules.

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A destroyed apartment building in Tawargha, south of the Libyan coastal city of Misrata. Rebels from Misrata destroyed Tawargha, accusing residents of supporting Moammar Gadhafi and committing atrocities. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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A map of the oil pipelines at Al-Sidrah. The man pointing to the map is Abujala Zenati, who had retired as manager of the operation. He says he returned to work after the revolution to help support the new Libya. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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Moncef Marzouki, the president of Tunisia, photographed in the presidential palace. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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