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Though traffic has returned to Tahrir Square, so have more protesters, including a group of disgruntled policemen carrying an image of a fallen officer they claim is a martyr.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

Policemen carry an image of a fallen officer they claim is a martyr through Tahrir Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

An Egyptian woman sweeps the street near graffiti from the Egyptian uprising.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Life is returning to normal within Tahrir Square. Cafes are open for business and traffic now mingles with protesters and people just coming for a glimpse of the now historical square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

Tahrir Square, epicenter of the protests, was cleared by the army, who tore down tents and opened the artery to traffic.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

Mohamad Sedki, a high-ranking Egyptian policeman, breaks down in tears upon arriving at Tahrir Square with about 75 other policemen. The police have been hated and feared by the people of Egypt for their harsh treatment, and Sedki came to try to express how he wanted to be united with the people.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Police officers demonstrate in front of the Interior Ministry, looking for pay raises as well as voicing their concern about future retribution for their work under the Hosni Mubarak regime.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

A march by police through Tahrir Square was met with joy as well as anger by remaining protesters. Officers, here hoisted on the shoulders of some supporters, claimed solidarity with the protesters.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

Mohamad Sedki, a high-ranking Egyptian policeman, has his chin held high by a revolutionary as he breaks down in tears upon arriving into Tahrir Square with about 75 other policemen. The police have long been hated and feared by the people of Egypt for their harsh treatment and Sedki came to try to express how he wanted to be united with the people.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Police demonstrate in front of the Interior Ministry.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

An eclectic group of protesters mixed with soldiers and police at Tahrir Square as speeches continued and the army tore down encampments.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

The Egyptian army moves into Tahrir Square to dismantle structures and tents set up by protesters.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

Those occupying the downtown square in makeshift tents were asked to move out.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Egyptians did some beautification work around Tahrir Square after weeks of protests left the area in disrepair.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

People relax over tea and coffee at a cafe on the square as businesses reopen.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

Traffic was flowing and slowing after 18 days of protests.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

An Egyptian woman walks past a wall bearing graffiti from the uprising.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Gihad Adel, 21, center, wears a sheet of paper with the words "Egyptian and proud" printed on it as she cheers with other women who were lined up to protect newly painted sidewalks around Tahrir Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Members of the Egyptian army, now in charge of the country, work to remove barricades put in place during the 18-day protest in Tahrir Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Workers and volunteers remove one of the barricades that was put in place during 18 days of protest in Egypt which culminated with the resignation of President Mubarak.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Volunteers from all walks of Egyptian society work to remove the rubble left behind in the aftermath of then 18-day revolution. The area was the scene of a fierce rock battle between pro- and anti-Mubarak forces.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Tahrir Square cleanup volunteers take time to pray underneath the bridge that was the scene of violent clashes during the revolution in Egypt.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

A woman documents Tahrir square in the aftermath of the revolution. Egyptians have been feverishly documenting their own movement.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Rocks used to wage fierce battles between pro- and anti-Mubarak forces are being collected from the area around Tahrir Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

After 18 days of protests that led to the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, anti-regime protesters started the process of cleaning up Tahrir Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

An Egyptian officer receives a kiss, a traditional greeting among Arab men who are good friends or respectful, from a protester as he walks the area near the square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

A shrine was set up in Tahrir Square honoring those killed during the 18 days of protest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

Broom in hand, an Egyptian man starts the process of cleaning up Tahrir Square and surrounding streets.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

Protesters read a paper and give their opinion of the ousted President Hosni Mubarak.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

Thousands poured into the square as the celebration of Mubarak's ouster continued on Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

Egyptians on Saturday continued to celebrate the sudden departure of President Hosni Mubarak while many others began to return to their homes following 18 days of protests.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Newspapers with accounts of Egypt's revolution were popular on Tahrir Square on Saturday morning, the day after Hosni Mubarak resigned from the presidency.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Makeshift camps for protesters were being broken at a rapid pace Saturday following the successful revolution in Egypt the day before.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

An area packed with thousands of protesters on Friday night had just a few remaining after sunrise Saturday morning. There has been a concerted effort to return the square to a normal state following 18 days of occupation during the revolution.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

People camped out on Tahrir Square wake up to a new Egypt on Saturday morning.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Egyptians reach out to one another as they celebrate their revolution.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Blankets that were loaned to protesters during their 18-day revolution are placed piles to be returned on the day after President Hosni Mubarak stepped down.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Vehicles trying to enter Tahrir Square while it was still occupied by several thousand people on Saturday morning were turned away by a chain of people.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Abubak Kamal, 29, visits Tahrir Square the morning after Egypt's successful revolution. Kamal said he was hospitalized after being beaten by police, who left him with a broken arm and bruised face during the early days of the revolution.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

A man holds up the Egyptian flag after President Hosni Mubarak announced he was handing power over to a military council.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Thousands of people continued to celebrate into the early morning hours of Saturday in Tahrir Square after President Hosni Mubarak announced that he would resign.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Protesters weary from more than two weeks of unrest relax next to army tanks in Tahrir Square. Some soldiers put flags into their rifles as they joined the celebrations.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

An Egyptian soldier poses with a protester in Tahrir Square. Soldiers joined in the revelry that erupted in the capital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Crowds in Tahrir Square celebrate in the early morning hours after President Hosni Mubarak's announcement.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

A burned out government building can be seen in the background as people in Tahrir Square celebrate Mubarak's resignation.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Crowds in Tahrir Square cheer on hearing the announcement of President Hosni Mubarak's resignation.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Crowds in Tahrir Square celebrate as they hear the announcement that Mubarak is stepping down.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Protesters erupt in joy as President Hosni Mubarak steps down Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

Protest turns to celebration after President Hosni Mubarak stepped down on Friday evening.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

An Egyptian gets emotional during a celebration in the street after hearing that President Hosni Mubarak had stepped down.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

The revolution was helped along through social networking and a younger generation that turned out to unseat Hosni Mubarak, who had ruled Egypt for more than 30 years.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

The crowd in Tahrir Square reacts to the announcement that President Hosni Mubarak had stepped down.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Egyptians erupted in joy as President Hosni Mubarak stepped down on Friday evening. Jubilant protesters climbed sculptures and walls throughout the downtown area to celebrate the ouster of Mubarak.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

Egyptians dance in the streets of Cairo after the resignation of president Hosni Mubarak.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

Fireworks added more spark to the raucous celebration that followed the announcement of Mubarak's departure.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

Egyptians have their photos taken next to the tanks that were rolled into the city to protect government buildings and institutions.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

Protesters celebrate in front of the burned out headquarters of Mubarak's National Democratic Party building in downtown Cairo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

Protesters are jampacked in Tahrir Square after President Hosni Mubarak on Thursday evening tells Egyptians that he will not step down.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Protesters march from Tahrir Square onto the state-run media building, which was protected by tanks soldiers and barricades, as they sought to expand the protest to other areas of Cairo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Protesters march from Tahrir Square to the state-run media building which was protected by tanks, soldiers and barricades before Mubarak announced he was stepping down.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Members of the army prayed with protesters during noontime prayers inside Tahrir Square before Mubarak announced he was stepping down.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Crowds gather inside Tahrir Square for noontime prayers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Protesters give an angry thumbs down to Mubarak's speech.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Egyptians erupt in anger to President Hosni Mubarak's speech, which was broadcast in Cairo's Tahrir Square and in which he announced that he was not stepping down.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

An Egyptian protester offers a peace sign when hopes were high that President Mubarak would resign.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

A rare rainfall in Tahrir Square energized protesters Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

A protester reacts to President Hosni Mubarak's speech Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Egyptians hold their shoes in the air to express their disappointment with President Hosni Mubarak's speech.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Pictures of people killed in the uprising line a street in Tahrir Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

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1 Comment

  1. February 18, 2011, 11:43 am

    [...] Los Angeles Times provides an extensive list of photos from during the Egypt protests. Here is another page of photos. Many other media organizations have [...]

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