January 27, 2012 The son of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has been prevented from leaving the country. He and others who work for foreign groups are under suspicion of supporting anti-government protesters — a charge he says is "patently false."
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January 26, 2012 Egyptian authorities' efforts to prevent organizations that promote democracy from freely working inside their country have now ensnared the son of a U.S. cabinet secretary.
Egyptians wear face paint in the colors of the national flag in Tahrir Square as thousands gather to mark the one year anniversary of the uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo.
January 25, 2012 Tens of thousands of people took to the streets both in celebration and in protest of the country's new military rulers.
Wael Ghonim talking with reporters on Feb. 8, 2011, in Cairo's Tahrir Square as protests there continued.
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January 17, 2012 The young Egyptian who became one of the faces of the Arab Spring says much more needs to be done to bring democracy to his country, but much has also already been achieved.
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Egyptian army soldiers arrest a female protester during clashes at Tahrir Square in Cairo on Dec. 17.
December 21, 2011 The image has become the rallying cry for thousands of Egyptian women who marched in Cairo demanding the end of military rule. Beyond Egypt, the content of the image was recently condemned by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who said, "systematic degradation of Egyptian women dishonors the revolution, disgraces the state and its uniform, and is not worthy of a great people."
Charlie Sheen turned #tigerblood into a hashtag of note.
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December 6, 2011 One word soared because of historic events. The other rose because of Charlie Sheen. Other words or phrases that were used a lot include "Japan," "rad on Osama bin Laden" and "McLobster."
Nov. 28: Women place their votes in a ballot box at a polling station in a girls school in Cairo.
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December 2, 2011 The country's first freely elected parliament is likely to be dominated by Islamist religious parties.
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Votes piled up inside a ballot box at a polling station in Old Cairo earlier today (Nov. 29, 2011).
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November 29, 2011 There's hope and enthusiasm among many Egyptians — though the country's Coptic Christians worry about persecution if candidates aligned with Islamist parties dominate.
An Egyptian woman shows her ink-stained finger after voting at a polling station in the Manial neighborhood of Cairo earlier today (Nov. 28, 2011).
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November 28, 2011 Voting has begun in Egypt, where the nation's first parliamentary elections are being held since the toppling of President Hosni Mubarak's regime nine months ago. So far turnout is high and things are going well — a relief after last week's protests.
Egyptian protesters carried away a man suffering from tear gas during clashes with riot police earlier today near Tahrir Square, in Cairo.
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November 23, 2011 As thousands gather again and security forces crack down, there are also signs that some groups are staying away and may be ready to turn against other anti-government protesters, NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reports.
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Protesters chanted slogans during clashes with Egyptian riot police near Tahrir Square in Cairo earlier today (Nov. 22, 2011).
November 22, 2011 The military leaders have been under increasing pressure from protesters.
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November 21, 2011 State TV in Egypt is reporting that Prime Minister Essam Sharaf and his cabinet have submitted their resignations to the nation's military council. It isn't known whether the resignations will be accepted.
November 2, 2011 He "never expected to repeat the experience of five years ago: after a revolution that deposed the tyrant, I go back to his jails?" Alaa Abd El Fattah writes in a letter smuggled out of the Cairo jail where he's being held.
October 11, 2011 Maikel Nabil Sanad was not imprisoned, beaten or tortured until he criticized the post-Mubarak military leaders, his father says.
August 15, 2011 Seemingly coordinated bombings in more than a dozen Iraqi cities today have left more than 50 people dead and even more wounded. In Cairo, former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was back in court.
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