Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Revolution, as Seen from a Distance

As word was spreading that Mubarak had stepped down, bloggers, tweeters, and news agencies started arriving at the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt to document the jubilant celebration. For many hours, however, there was nobody celebrating. We just stood around talking to each other. As odd as it was that crowds weren't assembling, the silence at the embassy was just as eerie. As quiet as it was outside, it must have been very tense inside. Finally, I noticed these guys just hanging around. We talked for a little while, and they generously agreed to pose for a few pictures so that we could all say, for what it was worth, we had been there, and in a tiny, comparatively meaningless way, we participated, we celebrated.

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