Friday, January 28, 2011

The Calm After The Storm

From the New York Times' coverage of Friday's riots in Egypt:
In a stunning turn of events in Alexandria, one pitched battle ended with protesters and police shaking hands and sharing water bottles on the same street corner where minutes before they were exchanging hails of stones and tear-gas canisters were arcing through the sky. Thousands stood on the six-lane coastal road [and] then sank to their knees and prayed.

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