How the Youth Lost the Revolution

Dominic Nahr / Magnum for TIME

Another day, another protest Crowds, including young people around a martyr's banner, in Tahrir Square

In the middle of yet another round of protests led by Egyptian youth in Cairo, a 70-year-old man calling himself Dr. Amro stood in the stinging, tear-gas-infused dust in downtown Cairo, pleading for calm. "I am just a citizen like all of you," he said to a large crowd of angry young men who were anxious to get past him to continue their battle against the police guarding Egypt's Interior Ministry. "When I look at what is happening, I feel sad, and I don't want to see our country turn out this way," he continued. "Please, I have a...

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