Unrest in EgyptProtests against political repression and unemployment triggered Egypt's social uprising, which toppled President Hosni Mubarak after 30 years in office. The military, which has been running the country since Mubarak's fall, expanded martial law in September and has been intent on preventing activists from retaking Tahrir Square. But the ruling generals are now contending with unrest and bloodshed in the streets in the run-up to parliamentary elections on Nov. 28.
An Egyptian protester waves a banner atop a lamppost in front of the damaged headquarters of the former ruling party in Cairo's Tahrir Square. (Amr Nabil / Associated Press / November 18, 2011) View more photos »MultimediaTimeline: Revolution in EgyptPhotos: Protests in Egypt
Several universities and archives have rushed to record interviews with protesters and collect artifacts, digital and otherwise, of the revolution that ousted Hosni Mubarak. With the future still uncertain, the effort is fraught with tension and risk for participants.
A day after unprecedented nationwide protests against President Hosni Mubarak, security forces tighten their grip on Cairo. The crackdown appears to be keeping many protesters off the streets.