On Thursday, Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court, whose judges were appointed by Hosni Mubarak, the former President of Egypt, dissolved the country’s first freely elected parliament, formed after the Mubarak regime was ousted in a revolution 16 months ago.
The court also ruled that Mubarak’s former prime minister can stand in the presidential runoff this weekend – opening the door for the military and remnants of the old regime to retake power.
This graffiti in Tahrir Square, Cairo, the nucleus of the 2011 revolution, depicts on the left the faces of people killed in the revolution, and in the centre, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, head of the military junta running the country, casting his vote in the upcoming elections. The graffiti on the right reads “Long live 25 January”, the first day of the 2011 uprising.
(AP Photo/Amr Nabil)