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Egypt recalls Arab Spring martyrs on New Year’s Eve

Thousands gathered at Tahrir Square to remember those killed in public uprising last year

Egypt recalls Arab Spring martyrs on New Year’s Eve
Thousands of Egyptian Muslims and Coptic Christians attend a celebration on New Year's Eve in Tahrir Square in Cairo (AFP/Getty Images)
Egypt recalls Arab Spring martyrs on New Year’s Eve
Thousands of Egyptians packed Cairo's Tahrir Square under a blaze of fireworks to ring in the New Year (AFP/Getty Images)
Egypt recalls Arab Spring martyrs on New Year’s Eve
The thousands of people at Tahrir Square remembered those killed in the revolution that ended the long reign of president Hosni Mubarak (AFP/Getty Images)
Egypt recalls Arab Spring martyrs on New Year’s Eve
Ten months after a popular revolt toppled president Hosni Mubarak, tensions still run high in Egypt (AFP/Getty Images)
Egypt recalls Arab Spring martyrs on New Year’s Eve
The army generals who replaced him have angered some Egyptians by seeming reluctant to give up power (AFP/Getty Images)
Egypt recalls Arab Spring martyrs on New Year’s Eve
Others back the military as a force for badly needed stability during a difficult transition to democracy (AFP/Getty Images)
Egypt recalls Arab Spring martyrs on New Year’s Eve
Pro-democracy activists have accused the army of trying to clear a sit-in outside the cabinet office that a small number of protesters has maintained since the November violence (AFP/Getty Images)
Egypt recalls Arab Spring martyrs on New Year’s Eve
Pro-democracy activists have accused the army of trying to clear a sit-in outside the cabinet office that a small number of protesters has maintained since the November violence (AFP/Getty Images)
Egypt recalls Arab Spring martyrs on New Year’s Eve
Thousands of Egyptian Muslims and Coptic Christians attend a celebration on New Year's Eve in Tahrir Square in Cairo (AFP/Getty Images)