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On Egypt uprising's 2nd anniversary, revolutionary aspirations remain elusive

Ahram Online examines core revolutionary demands – for bread, freedom, social justice & human dignity – and asks if any have been realised in the two years since the fall of Egypt's Mubarak regime

Ahram Online, Thursday 24 Jan 2013
25 January revolution
Egyptians pass under a banner honouring people who were killed during the January 25 protests, at Tahrir Square, Egypt, Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, a day after Mubarak fell (Photo: AP)
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