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Egypt: These walls can speak – Cairo’s Mohamed Mahmoud graffiti

Headline Title:  Egypt: These walls can speak – Cairo’s Mohamed Mahmoud graffiti 18 November 2012   During more than three decades of Hosni Mubarak’s rule, the walls lining Cairo’s streets stood in stark silence, obscuring from view arbitrary detentions, torture and countless other human rights violations.  But after his ousting in early 2011, some of the walls became a canvas for popular expression as artists inspired by the “25 January Revolution” unleashed a creative uprising of their own in an area near Tahrir Square, the main focal point of the protests. Ever since,…

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