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Cross and crescent (Cairo)


The most iconic image of the Egyptian revolution has to be the the Tahir Square photographs of the Koran, prayer beads and cross being held aloft. It has been beamed into millions of living rooms across the globe, and for me it symbolizes hope in it's purest form.  Un-tinged by political agendas, or personal vendettas it simply portrays the unshakeable belief of a nation that, irregardless of religious allegiance they want the same things, for each other, their children and their country.

Six months on, and I am developing a fascination with the grafitti which is in evidence all around. Prior to the revolution the artists, or vandals, depending on your viewpoint, barely registered a bleep on the radar, but some underlying creative persona appears to have been unleashed to the detriment of walls around Cairo.
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