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Old 2nd February 2011, 20:12   #406
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Glad to know you are safe. Please continue with your photologue. The pictures are amazing must say. It is a completely different world this Egypt.
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Hey TBull, Glad to know you are safe. Now you can continue with your travelogue and also update us on the General situation out there.
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Hi TaureanBull,

Great to hear that you are doing fine & your family is safe over there. Our prayers are with you and the Egyptian people.

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Hi Guys,

Thanks for everybody's wishes. I think I have to chew my words. The situation is not all that pleasant anymore. It has turned violent. The only solace is that it is restricted only to Tahrir Square (the centre of protests) and only between the two groups.

I do have pics. Of course, all taken from my building. I dont want to be a gama in the place of lamas, so obviously I am not venturing out.
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Hi Guys,

Went to the Central Cairo yesterday. Basically to visit bank to take out some cash. banks had been closed since a week. The things are much normal than before. I am not sure if things are losing out steam. Most of the shops and offices are open except schools.

I could not take photographs as its prohibited there to click as of now. As soona s I took out my P & S camera, the taxi driver panicked and told me to stop it immediately. There were tanks all over. Normal traffic flowing. Some burnt buildings. Army men placed to keep things in control.

Here are some of the pics clicked when the things were boiling up.

Long night ahead..after unloading one of the tanks back again..

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Tanks getting inducted. See the people crowded to leave the city.

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Let me just be a silent watcher

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Manning neighbourhood to protect from robbers

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Helicopters for surveillance

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We underestimated actually lots of tanks are required..

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Glad to know you are safe mate!

Do keep the pictures coming . You never know any one of these pictures might get you the Pulitzer also

Cheers

P.S: You may want to comment on this thread as well http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifti...direction.html (Crisis in Egypt : Is India also headed in that direction?)

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Old 10th February 2011, 18:23   #412
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Guys,

There is a big protest planned for tommorrow. Things are tensed. Somehow, the Egypt events are loosing there lacklustre on the news channels which I fail to understand whereas on ground it is spreading fast.The protestors are having a sit-in outside the parliament. Protests are being held in smlaller numbers all over Cairo other than the Tahrir Square.

The news channel thing is really disturbing. Uptill few days ago, it was like live telecast from Maidan-Tahrir the entirel day on CNN, BBC World and Al-Jazeera international. Suddenly, they are on sidelines now.

Looking for tommorrow's events cautiously.

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Media seems to have lost interest now. But i hope for some resolution soon. Scary that you are still there though
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Hi Maddy! Thanks for the concern. Things are safe outside as I have been telling. The protests are peaceful.

BTW, it looks like the game is over. News poring in here that Mubarak is stepping down. A major role played by the army. He will address at 2000 Cairo Time. I noticed no news yet on Indian Channels. Lets wait and watch.. will update soon.
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Hope so as i heard him getting support from saudi to prop him up.

Saudi Arabia threatens to prop up Mubarak: Report

Only time will tell. Glad your safe. I really hope whatever the resolution is will help the country remain stable. Do not want another anarchy in the region
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TaureanBull, heard on BBC that Mubarak isnt stepping down but instead said that he wouldnt be contesting in the next elections. I could see and hear the anguish and anger in the faces of egyptians once this was announced. Once could just hope that life go back to normal.
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Old 11th February 2011, 11:29   #417
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Yeah. What happened was that the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (met only 3rd time in its history) announced at 5:15 PM that it would safeguard the rights of the people. Egptian Army announced that it has stepped in to safeguard people's interest. Few senior armed forces officials announced that to people at Tahrir Square. Then there was a confirmation from the NDP (ruling party) secy that Mubarak would be stepping down. People started celebrating and expected the speech at 2000GMT to be a mere confirmation. However, it was not true. They were left high and dry.

Lets see what happens next....
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Lets see what happens next....
As per rediff news,
Iranian state run press tv quotes that Hosni has left Egypt.
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Old 11th February 2011, 12:26   #419
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A few pics about a week ago before they get out of context. It was when the pro-Mubarak people were reported protesting. There were bloody clashes between the groups. This is one of the rally by them. Numbers very feeble, non sense value very high.

As of now, they are not heard of anymore.

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A Very Small protest under the bridge...

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The Effect...

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Iranian state run press tv quotes that Hosni has left Egypt.
Does not matter where he is unless he steps down or someone else takes over over-throwing him.

Iranian TV would be the least credible in any case, considering their love for Egypt. The relations between the two countries are well known. It could well be a propaganda to spark events in Egypt. IMO Mubarak will not leave the country, running away like a coward. But the future lies in the folds of time.
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