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'Details create the big picture' in Cairo's Tahrir Square

Since internet access was restored in Egypt earlier this week, we've been following self-described "Socialist journalist" Hossam el-Hamalawy's blog at http://www.arabawy.org. During the last two days, when news of violence dominated the headlines, he captured details that show an air of cooperation and solidarity that was maintained away from the clashes between opposing protesters and attacks on journalists.

Hossam el-Hamalawy

A protester distributes free cigarettes in Cairo, Egypt in a photo taken Feb. 3.

Hossam el-Hamalawy

Coptic Christians and Muslims unite in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt in an image uploaded to Flickr on Feb. 2.

Hossam el-Hamalawy

Graffiti on one of the buildings in Tahrir Square show protesters preferences for Twitter, Al-Jazeera and Facebook in a photo uploaded to Flickr on Feb. 3.

Hossam el-Hamalawy

U.S. citizens hold signs in support of the anti-government movement in an image uploaded to Flickr on Feb. 3.

Hossam el-Hamalawy

Drink vendors work in Tahrir Square. This image was uploaded Feb. 2.

 (headline quote by ´╗┐Sanford I. Weill)