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David Degner Photo May 30, 2014

David Degner on Egypt's Telltale Election: The Result of a Hard, Sad and Bloody Process

If this bus was a violation of the "no-campaigning during voting" rules, it didn't matter.

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David Degner Photo May 27, 2014

David Degner from Cairo: On the Sissi Election and Egypt Under the Boot

If there is cheering and yelling at events like this, my sense is that most Egyptians are quietly resigned. It’s so predictable from here out. Egyptians have lost their voice again.

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David Degner Photo August 16, 2013

David Degner in Cairo: Putting Names and Faces to Morsi Supporters for a Change

Photographer David Degner has been living and working in Cairo for several years and covering the Arab Spring and its turbulent trajectory there and also in Libya and Syria. After the Egyptian army and police stormed the Muslim Brotherhood’s encampments protesting the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, David made...

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David Degner Photo July 5, 2013

David Degner in Cairo: Scenes from the Toppling of a Government (Once Again)

Cairo photographer David Degner provides key scenes and details preceding the removal of President Morsi from power by the military.

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David Degner Photo April 15, 2011

David Degner in Cairo: The Revolution Continues

David Degner updates from Cairo: If photographers aren't present, the story doesn't exist -- or at least it is much harder to pin down.

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David Degner Photo March 6, 2011

David Degner in Benghazi: Victory Signs, Mostly (and How Arabs Play for the Camera)

Raising my camera in Libya these past two weeks, the most common reaction is a smile and the flashing of a peace sign. It is used by protesters and rebels to identify themselves as anti-Qaddafi. But Eastern Libya is not complete with "peace signs," by the way.

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David Degner Photo February 18, 2011

David Degner in Cairo: The Bridge, Hospital, Metro Stop, Library Formerly Known as "Mubarak"

When people have been "under Mubarak" (like you see in the picture) for as long as they have, it's not something you just change overnight.

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David Degner Photo February 14, 2011

David Degner in Cairo: Strikes Threat to Democracy OR Expression of It?

Consistent with the hand wringing in some Western media, maybe the Generals will just decide to put their feet down and outlaw all strikes, Until they do so, however, perhaps what we're seeing -- in the policemen in Cairo or the rail works in Mansoura -- is the expression...

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David Degner Photo February 4, 2011

David Degner in Cairo: Not Just Will, But Ingenuity

Looking at the hostilities in Egypt between pro- and anti-Mubarak fighters, the means of engagement might be primitive, but it would be a serious mistake to think about the people in same terms.

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David Degner Photo February 2, 2011

David Degner in Cairo: No Longer About Freedom of Speech But Life and Death

Reaching photographer David Degner again in Cairo, he provides BagNews readers this photo and account from Tahrir Square.

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David Degner Photo January 31, 2011

David Degner in Cairo: The End of the Show?

As photographer David Degner explains, his photo in Cairo on Wednesday possibly represents the last instance of the Egyptian government and the police tightly controlling protests, and protest photos, for show.

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Photo September 18, 2010

There are Press Freedoms and There are Press Freedoms

Al-Ahram, Egypt's largest newspaper and government mouthpiece is very cognizant of the images used to portray the negotiations and Mubarak. So much so, in fact, that they photoshopped Mubarak into the leadership position in place of Obama in this image from the recent White House Middle East...

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