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6-2-2011 by xBassxHarmingx 6-2-2011 by xBassxHarmingx
Pictures from the Egyptian revolution which started on the 25th of jan.

Shot at Tahreer Sq. just days before the success of the Egyptian revolution, People refused to leave Tahreer sq. , they still had hope after very difficult times. Demanding their rights in the most peaceful way, I'm proud to say this is the greatest revolution in the history.

No manipulation has been made to this picture, I don't know why people seem to think this is two pictures put together.

More pictures from the revolution: [link]

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Given 2011-06-14
Suggester says, "6-2-2011 by *xBassxHarmingx captures the spirit of the Egyptian protests against Hosni Mubarak, the former president of Egypt who resigned 18 days into the demonstrations. The photograph symbolizes the resolve and determination of the people in Egypt and their willingness to do what is right.


[Photojournalism / Political]
( Suggested by Topicality and Featured by Timothy-Sim )
:iconastrokerrie:
When they say a picture can say 1000 words, this is the kind of picture they are talking about.
Everything about it is powerful from the flag, the fist in the air and the strong look on his face. Even the fact the photo is black and white makes it so much more powerful. The fact that the forground is only in the bottom part and is blury is perfect.

You can tell this photo is about a revolution.

If there was ever a book relesed about this time in Egypt, I hope this picture is on the front cover.

Wonderful job.
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Blitzenia Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
Amazing shot.
Looks like AstroKerrie beat me to the critique, I agree with her.
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:iconxbassxharmingx:
xBassxHarmingx Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011   Photographer
Thank you, i appreciate your opinion :)
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HoudaShams Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mashallah..amazing picture...you captured all the emotions of the Arab People in one shot...great work!
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:icononska12:
Onska12 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
This is very compelling. Lovely shot!
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Otakufangirlism Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
its Amazing ^ ^
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:iconlilredphotography:
LilRedPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Student Photographer
Please put this up for purchase as a print! I'd be all over it!
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:iconketoo:
ketoo Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
Great shot !!!
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lovewrecked09 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Student Photographer
i supported you guys the whole way :D i consider egypt home even though i am american. I plan on getting an egyptian flag soon and having it hanging in my room.
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:iconxbassxharmingx:
xBassxHarmingx Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011   Photographer
:D thats the spirit!
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Down-a-Rabbit-Hole Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Student Filmographer
BEAUTIFUL!
Really, I find this photograph to be one of the best moments captured I've seen in a while. It's really inspirational in some ways, and amazingly composed.
:clap:
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:iconxbassxharmingx:
xBassxHarmingx Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011   Photographer
Thank you, im glad you like it :D
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:iconmhmdnada:
MHMDNADA Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
Egypt for ever
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:iconmorrent:
morrent Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
in the sense of the history of Egypt or the world?


(I'd disagree with you on that one if you mean the world..... Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X...... and all the people who changed the segregation of the U.S. and parts of Canada.... well, peaceful is one way of looking at egypt.... but Black Rights? Hell, there's no comparison for non-violence.)


this has to be one of the most striking and emotive portrait of egypt in these rough times.... I've yet to see something as well shot, perfectly composed, and captivating. I'm madly in love!

(sorry about the revolution comment, I just had to put that out there... I still respect your opinion, and I think you're right on in some very big respects.... but I'm from Canada.... :T)


Lovelovelove it!

%100 AWESOME!
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Zapheil Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
Actually, looking from a world viewpoint, I'd say that the revolution in India was the greatest in terms of a non-violent protest. I mean, that was really the birth of non-violence as a weapon. Before that, pretty much everybody responded to violence either with more violence or with passivity (which is NOT the same as pacifism).
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morrent Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
yeah.... I would have said Gandhi, but I feel really strongly about the way it is used..... and the dynamicisim or leaders.... Malcolm X was a violent leader, but over the course of his life leading to his death, he changed and became a man of love, not hate.... I dunno..... India is so flat compared to the civil rights movement of the 50s and 60s..... but I'm really down with Gandhi as well, so I think they're equal and different, not better or worse at being non-violent... :>
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:iconzapheil:
Zapheil Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
India is so...flat? I'm sorry, but I really can't call the liberation of an entire country through an untested nonviolent mode of protest to be "flat."
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:iconmorrent:
morrent Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
hhh....... well, I can have my opinions...... and I'm not knocking India's protesting..... but it was almost to.......... un-dynamic.... the leader was the same %100 of the time..... and I RESPECT it %100 as well, but I feel the Dynamicism of the U.S. at the time of the Civil Rights Movement was really richly woven and......

why should I argue... you'll have your view, and I'll have mine.


leave it sister.
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Zapheil Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Dynamic isn't what they were aiming for. The point was to liberate the people and to put measures in place to prevent them from being oppressed again...
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:iconmorrent:
morrent Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
I'm ending this with a quote


"be the change you want to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi


now..... do you want err'body to fucking bicker?
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no, didn't think so. I have my point of view, and It AIN'T HURTIN' no one. so chill out dude.


really, you're young.... you'll learn that all kinds of opinions make the world what it is.... not being in fighting mode about it, just having them makes it more.... interesting.
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Zapheil Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
...what? It's not like I'm flaming you about this. The Civil Rights movement was great, I'm not denying that. I was just confused as to why you were downplaying the liberation movement in India so much. I know perfectly well that opinions can be valid in their own ways. It's not like I'm 10 or anything.
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Glorious! :)
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:icononegoodnumber:
onegoodnumber Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Student General Artist
this is a moving image and shows why I really love history so much,
amazing photo by the way.
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:icontheblueberrybush:
theblueberrybush Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Student Photographer
just beautifull! so compelling.
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:iconsplit-heart:
Split-Heart Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's epic... I was so impressed by the people of egypt, they really succeeded!:heart:
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Stich83 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
Impressive. :|
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:iconaminebjd:
Aminebjd Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
مصر ام دنيا و المفرب اب دنيا
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:iconwhy-did-kenji-die:
Why-did-Kenji-die Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
"and their willingness to do what is right." AAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHH. what a joke.
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:iconxbassxharmingx:
xBassxHarmingx Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011   Photographer
You should be ashamed of yourself.
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:iconwhy-did-kenji-die:
Why-did-Kenji-die Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
heh sorry, i dont support blood thirsty revolutions, i am against them
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:iconshrix59:
shrix59 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
the latest technology could support you, buy a TV to know about the ''blood thirsty egyptian revolution''!!!
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:iconwhy-did-kenji-die:
Why-did-Kenji-die Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
they destroyed their own national treasure, almost 1000 people died, and a crowd of 200 raped an american woman along with a bunch more bs. cairo was a war zone. it was all very very bloodthirsty
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shrix59 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
if u know who did that you will know why there was a revolution from the beginning..ps, u don't have to mention that she was american, it won't make any difference..
plz try to read about revolutions first then read about the egyptian revolution from many sources, after that we can continue that conversation.

sorry Bassam for running this conversation on your gallery, u have a wounderful gallery by the way ;)
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:iconwhy-did-kenji-die:
Why-did-Kenji-die Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
It was a bloody violent revolution i saw vids i read the articles, it was nothing glorious or worth admiration. angry mobs did kill people
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:iconzapheil:
Zapheil Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
What...? The Egyptian revolution was non-violent. There wasn't really anything "bloodthirsty" about it.
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:iconwhy-did-kenji-die:
Why-did-Kenji-die Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
they destroyed their own national treasure, almost 1000 people died, and a crowd of 200 raped an american woman along with a bunch more bs. cairo was a war zone. it was all very very bloodthirsty
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Zapheil Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
They destroyed their own national treasure? What treasure is that? As far as I'm concerned, they saved it -- the government under Mubarak was selling land from a reserve (that had a lot of clues into Egypt from the time of the pharaohs) to a company that would turn it into a tourist resort. And about the people who died? They were almost all protesters. Mubarak had his army slaughter the protesters with guns, but I haven't heard any official reports of protesters even attempting to fight back with anything more than a few rocks. It wasn't because they were not able to procure guns, but because they recognized that if their protest were a violent one, then they would look like the "bad guys" and that Mubarak would look like a hero to the rest of the world for "stopping the violence." Of course, that would just result in Egypt settling back down to the oppresive state it had been in before. However, since their revolution was primarily a nonviolent one, it was the army slaughtering massive amounts of people who had done nothing to deserve death. This, obviously, grabbed the attention of the world through media coverage and built pressure on Mubarak to resign. I'm not going to get into a big discussion about the rape of Lara Logan because there is very official and confirmed information about that. However, I would ask that you please read this article about it, as it contains quite a lot of ideas that pertain to this conversation: [link]
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ThornOfADesertRose Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
Amazing shot!
This is truly impressive!
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:iconnikki-ns:
nikki-ns Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG u took a picture of history! Love it!
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:iconstivia:
sTiViA Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist
Mabroook 3 al DD :) tstahel wallah..
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fashioneyes Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
Gamda gedan. :thumbsup::clap:
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ticaxp Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Mabrooooooooooooook ;)
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Henners91 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice shot. Though i'm not sure it is just ONE shot is it? i think it's two shots put together, i'm not saying it's a bad thing though i still think it's great, the composition works really well and was probably all the more challenging seen as it's two images!
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shrix59 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
well, there is some sort of ventilation source for the subway at Tahrir sq., the air comes from bottom to up and we used to stand there and hold the flags this way.. if that what makes u feel this pic is 2 shots :)
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xBassxHarmingx Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011   Photographer
Thanks alot, it seems like a lot of people think this is two pictures put together, Its not actually.

I think ill post the original picture in the description or something.
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Henners91 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh right, what's going on with the guy behind the flag holder being so much larger then? weird.
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:iconxbassxharmingx:
xBassxHarmingx Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011   Photographer
Original picture: [link]

I dont know man, maybe its his jacket.
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:iconhenners91:
Henners91 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah, weird. The blur's maybe a bit too harsh, not really graduated. Still a great image though.
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Edaemus Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool photo. :)
This is a montage though, right? The foreground doesn't quite fit with the background; in that the lighting is different, and the people in back appear larger than the one in front.
Interesting...
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:iconxbassxharmingx:
xBassxHarmingx Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011   Photographer
Original picture: [link]
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xBassxHarmingx Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011   Photographer
Thank you :)

No, This is not a photo-manipulation. I dont see what youre talking about regarding the difference in lighting. I can post the original picture if you need proof.
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