Two army soldiers run after Egyptian Coptic demonstrators by a burning civilian vehicle during clashes with Egyptian Army soldiers following a Copts demonstration in Cairo on Oct. 9. Egyptian state television reported that at least one soldier was killed in riots that erupted in Cairo as Christians protesting a recent attack on a church came under attack.
Egypt's Next Step
Pedestrians stroll along a walkway on the Nile River in Cairo. Nine months after the fall of Hosni Mubarak, Egypt is transitioning from a revolution to the messy process of creating a free nation in a way that is unleashing new voices, new ideas, new parties – and old dangers. As elections loom, questions about the military’s true intentions, the popularity of Islam, and whether democracy can actually take root are poised to be answered. A triumphant end to Egypt’s revolution could show what’s possible for other restive countries across the region.
Tahrir Square protests
Hundreds of Egyptian women march during a protest against the violent crackdown by authorities on protestors in Cairo, Egypt Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011.
Rulers of Egypt
Of Albanian descent, Ismail Pasha was Viceroy (Khedive) of Egypt from 1963 until he was removed at the will of the British in 1879. While in power, he modernized Egypt in an effort to bring it closer to Europe, putting the country in debt.
Tourist sites in Egypt
An entrance to the pyramids of Giza is deserted on Feb. 7 as the government has shut down prominent historic sites in Egypt and tourists have left the country in droves.