Investors Flee Egypt as Violence Spreads

The hope of the revolution has given way to despair, crime, and vigilantism
A youth shows off his bootleg pistol in a Cairo barbershop Photograph by David Degner

In a dimly lit Cairo workshop, Hussein spins a metal pipe on a lathe, sending sparks flying. Soon it will become the barrel of a gun. Sometime after that it will join the growing arsenal of illegal weapons on the streets of Egypt.

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