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It is somewhat fitting that, on the anniversary of the ouster of Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Tahrir Square was closed.

Authorities blocked access to the heart of Egypt’s Arab Spring revolution last week, following a series of bomb blasts near the country’s presidential palace. Where once there were hundreds of thousands of young Egyptians calling for an end to a multidecade authoritarian regime, there is now a cordon of armoured military vehicles.

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