For the love of Egypt
For those of you that know me, you will know how proud I am of my Egyptian heritage. However, recently that pride has swelled to insane levels! I won't go into too much detail as I know we have all been following this closely on the news, but this weekend my excitement levels rose to the point of ecstasy. As well as following the news updates regularly, I have been following the story of the last 18 days with my Egyptian family in Cairo. It is through their eyes that I have understood better the importance of this movement and the hope that is in the air for change and a better life.
A friend of mine, Anders Hammer, a Norwegian journalist who is usually based in Afghanistan dropped everything to go to Egypt to cover this phenomenal story. I am sure I annoyed him greatly with my phone calls and messages asking for news, so for that I thank him! He was able to get up close with the protestors (the beauty of the iPhone) and has allowed me to share some of the fantastic moments he captured on camera with you all. Enjoy!
a big thanks to the social networking sites that strengthened this revolution.