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After Elections, Tahrir Square Erupts Into a Party

After Elections, Tahrir Square Erupts Into a Party

Egyptians had a rare moment of political celebration this weekend. The country elected Mohamed Morsy, a Muslim Brotherhood candidate, as President. Morsy pledged to be a president for all Egyptians, calling the election a "historic moment." Below, scenes from Tahrir Square by Reuters photographer Amr Abdallah Dalsh:

Celebrations in Cairo.

Supporters of Muslim Brotherhood's president-elect Mohamed Mursi sleep during a sit-in at Tahrir Square. Islamist Mohamed Mursi, Egypt's first freely elected president whose powers have been curbed by the military, toured his palatial new residence - where ousted leader Hosni Mubarak once lived - and began work on Monday to form a coalition government. 

A veiled woman supporter of Muslim Brotherhood's presidential candidate Mohamed Morsy flashes the victory sign as she celebrates his victory at the election at Tahrir Square in Cairo.

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Amanda Erickson is a senior associate editor at The Atlantic Cities. All posts »

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