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June 23, 2012

Photos at Demotix by Aishah Schwartz

"Do you know what I will always remember about the photos taken at the Mohamed Mahmoud Street Wall on February 3, 2010? The sounds, the tingle in my nose and the water running from my eyes as the air filled with tear gas, and the blood racing through my veins; the pulse of Egypt." ~Aishah Schwartz
Photos taken by Aishah Schwartz published at Demotix.


Sheikh Muhammad Salah Discusses Islam with Tourists Visiting Hurghada (Views 85)
Published 25 May 2012
In an ongoing effort to educate Muslims and non-Muslims alike about the truths found in the religion of Islam, Al-Azar University trained Dr. Muhammad Salah continued a series of discussions in the Egyptian tourist city of Hurghada.

Aishah Schwartz featured album.
Egyptians Vote in Historical First Free Elections - Hurghada by Aishah Schwartz (Views 162)
Published 23 May 2012
Citizens of Egypt vote for their president in the country's historical first free election. In the Red Sea coastal city of Hurghada, voter turn-out appeared to be slow as residents customarily wait for the last day. (Larger scale photo here:

Sheikhs Muhammad Salah and Yusuf Estes Visit Hurghada, Egypt - by Aishah Schwartz (Views 144)
Published 12 May 2012
On Saturday, May 12, 2012 Sheikh Muhammad Salah of Huda TV ("Focus on Gaza" for Huda TV - http://youtu.Be/dRe_M0YlUEw) and American revert to Islam, Sheikh Yusuf Estes, visit the resort city of Hurghada, Egypt to share in a discussion on Islam.

Egyptians mark Port Said catastrophe with second day of protests - by Aishah Schwartz (Views 304)
Published 3 May 2012
After 74 reported deaths in Wednesday's Port Said football catastrophe, anti-government protests continue for a second day. Reports indicate up to four fatalities and hundreds injured at the protests. Cairo, Egypt. 3rd February 2012

Egyptians mark second day of mourning following Port Said Catastrophe - by Aishah Schwartz (Views 262)
Published 3 February 2012
Protesters of the Port Said football catastrophe demonstrate at the Interior Ministry, where hundreds were injured from tear gas on the second day of a three-day mourning period for those who died. Cairo, Egypt.

Employees Protest Debt at Egyptian General Co. for Tourism & Hotels - by Aishah schwartz (Views 174)
Published 29 January 2012
Employees of the Egyptian General Company for Tourism & Hotels protested over the administrative management's move to saddle the company with more debt by taking further bank loans to develop and improve hotels. Cairo, Egypt. 29th January 2012

Tahrir Square Tents Demand Retribution - Cairo by Aishah Schwartz (Views 236)
Published 29 January 2012
Revolutionaries convert Tahrir Square into a tent city, giving voice to their concerns in graffiti demanding justice for the martyred and injured, and that military rulers swiftly transition the country to civilian rule. Egypt. 29 January 2012.

Family of 'Blind Sheikh' maintains vigil at US Embassy - by Aishah Schwartz (Views 180)
Published 25 January 2012
For the past five months family members of Dr. Omar Abdel Rahman have maintained a sit-in at the U.S. Embassy calling for release of the 'Blind Sheikh'. Cairo, Egypt.

Commemorating the 25Jan 2011 Revolution - Cairo by Aishah Schwartz (Views 208)
Published 25 January 2012
On the first anniversary of the #25Jan revolution, Egyptians peacefully revisit Tahrir Square in remembrance of revolution martyrs and to continue the call for justice. Cairo, Egypt.

Egyptians commemorate Anniversary of the Revolution - Cairo by Aishah Schwartz (Views 184)
Published 25 January 2012
Thousands of Egyptians marched to Tahrir Square many carrying banners and signs in recognition of the first anniversary of the 2011 revolution that ousted former president Hosni Mubarak. Egypt. 25th January 2012

Egypt commemorates first anniversary of revolution - Cairo by Aishah Schwartz (Views 187)
Published 25 January 2012
Egyptians march far-and-wide toward Tahrir Square to recognize the first day of Egypt's Revolution, which began on January 25, 2011, that culminated with the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak on February 11, 2011. 25th January 2012 (See link below for more!)

2011 Photos

Voices of the Egyptian Revolution - by Aishah Schwartz (Views 237)
Published 3 December 2012
Egyptian protesters re-occupied downtown Cairo's Tahrir Square following a violent crackdown on a much smaller sit-in of people injured during the January 25th revolution. These photographs give voice to their sentiments. Egypt.

US activist joins Egyptians for Nakba Commemoration - Rafah by Aishah Schwartz (Views 514)
15 May 2011
American activist, Aishah Schwartz commemorates the 63rd Nakba with Egyptians gathered at the Rafah border crossing.

Egyptians gear up for Nakba Day celebrations - Cairo by Aishah Schwartz (Views 348)
Published 13 May 2011
Friday morning worshipers at Cairo's Masjid Al-Noor wave Palestinian flags after prayers in setting the tone for May 15 Nakba Day celebrations. Cairo, Egypt.

Jan 25 Revolution groups keep demands Alive - Cairo by Aishah Schwartz (Views 367)
Published 6 May 2011
Activists called on Egypt's Military Council to end emergency law, political imprisonment, and for the release of political prisoners, Nabeel Mohamed al-Maghraby, 70, Wael Abou El-Liel, Tariq Soliman and Maikel Nabil Sanad. Cairo, Egypt.

Fourth week of pro-Palestinian protests at Israeli Embassy - Cairo by Aishah Schwartz (Views 610)
Published 29 April 2011
In week four of ongoing demonstrations in front of the Israeli Embassy in Cairo, protesters demand closure of the embassy, an end to natural gas contracts, opening of the Rafah border and suspension of Camp David.

Pro-Palestinian Protests Echo Call for third Intifada - Cairo by Aishah Schwartz (Views 364)
Published 6 May 2011
Hundreds of pro-Palestinian protesters gathered outside the Israeli Embassy in Cairo, in support of the call for a third Palestinian Intifada on May 15th. Demonstrators also demanded expulsion of the Israeli Ambassador.

Cairo Vigil remembers murdered Italian Pro-Palestinian Activist - by Aishah Schwartz (Views 818)
Published 19 April 2011
A large crowd gathered in front of the Italian embassy for a candlelight vigil mourning the tragic loss of Italian national and pro-Palestinian activist, Vittorio Arrigoni, 36, who was murdered in Gaza on April 15, 2011.

Rally in Cairo supports Libyan National Transitional Council - by Aishah Schwartz (Views 877)
Published 14 April 2011
Friends of Free Libya held a demonstration at the Arab League Headquarters in Cairo in support of its call for the Libyan National Transitional Council to be recognized as the sole legitimate government of Libya.

Friends of Free Libya protest at Cairo Embassy - by Aishah Schwartz (Views 768)
Published 7 April 2011
Friends of Free Libya, a group founded by activists and academics, held a solidarity protest in front of the Libyan Embassy in Cairo calling on the Egyptian government to recognize Libya's National Transitional Council in Benghazi.

Libyans Protest at Arab League Headquarters in Cairo - by Aishah Schwartz (Views 692)
Published 5 April 2011
Libyan anti-Gaddafi protesters held a demonstration outside the headquarters of the Arab League offices in downtown Cairo on Tuesday evening calling for the replacement of Gaddafi's flag with the 1951 Libyan Independence flag.

Save the Revolution Protest - Tahrir Square by Aishah Schwartz (Views 331)
1 April 2011
Muslimah Writers Alliance Director, Aishah Schwartz, joined tens of thousands in Cairo's Tahrir Square in a call to 'Save the Revolution'.

Egypt headlines declare Mohamed Morsi first freely elected PresidentMonday's newspaper headlines declare that on Sunday, June 24, 2012, in the Republic of Egypt's first ever free and democratic presidential campaign, elected Dr. Mohamed Morsi as President. 25 June 2012

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Aishah Schwartz also featured in photos included in Al-Jazeera article "A Long Battle Ahead for Egyptian Woman" on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day.

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