On May 27 some 100,000 activists gathered at Tahrir Square to protest the continued military rule in Egypt since former President Hosni Mubarak's resignation.
Only a few thousand protesters remain in Tahrir Square. In order achieve political change, those who oppose military rule will need to garner more support before September's parliamentary elections.
On the eve of a crucial constitutional referendum, Egypt's youth movement, pivotal in moving hundreds of thousands to protest and revolt in Tahrir Square, is struggling to figure out the next move.
After 18 days of unprecedented popular demonstrations against his 30 year rule, Mubarak stepped down as Egyptian president.
In the revolution's wake, Egyptian Muslims and Christians share in newfound freedom's joys and sorrows.
On the morning after in Cairo, Egyptians combine euphoria over Hosni Mubarak's resignation with a determination to set their country aright.
Euphoria breaks out over Cairo's Tahrir Square as Mubarak steps down after 18 days of unprecedented popular demonstrations against his 30 year rule.
Daniel Brook's Pulitzer Center project on Mohamed Atta, "The Architect of 9/11," was featured in a segment on WBUR's "Here and Now" on Nov. 9.
The photographs above correspond to Brook's three pieces published by Slate. The items labeled "Dispatch 1" are associated to his 9/08 piece, "Dispatch 2" to 9/09, and "Dispatch 3" to 9/10.
Mohamed Atta became an architect at Cairo University, in the city where he came of age. The Egyptian capital is a fascinating, albeit poorly maintained, open-air museum, spanning 5,000 years of architectural history. In its recent past—since Napoleon's 1798 invasion, in Egypt's near-geologic time frame—the city has lurched from Western model to Western model, trying in vain to reclaim its lost glory. In the Abdin neighborhood where Atta grew up, grand Parisian apartment buildings constructed in the 19th century now sit caked in dust, their windows shattered.
A month after 9/11, Fouad Ajami wrote in the New York Times Magazine, "I almost know Mohamed Atta, the Egyptian [at] the controls of the jet that crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center." While the Middle East scholar had never met the lead hijacker, Ajami knew his type: the young Arab male living abroad, tantalized by yet alienated from Western modernity, who retreats into fundamentalist piety.