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    Posted February 15, 2011 by
    simsimma
    Location
    Cairo, Egypt
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Revolution in Egypt

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    Housing in Midan Tahrir - February 11th, 2011

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     simsimma lives very close to where the events of the past few weeks have occurred. 'I didn't go out to the streets until later on the evening of the 11th, deeming it better to watch the crowds from my balcony. Not only because I was intimidated by the sheer scale of it all. I couldn't get a hold of any of my friends and it was daunting to go out onto the streets on my own. I walked into Liberation Square from Talaat Harb Square and Qasr al Nil Street.' She spoke with some of the men guarding the tents and other housing set up in Liberation Square. The last man she spoke with, Mohamed, had lost his voice and was exhausted. 'He gestured wildly with his hands and said that I needed to take pictures of "Egypt's youth", though he was young himself, "the heroes of this revolution".'
    - nancyt3, CNN iReport producer

    Some of the numerous makeshift housings built and used by the anti-government protesters in Midan Tahrir. They had accumulated since the anti-government protests began on January 25th but had later been removed by the military police by the morning of February 14th, 2011.

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