Cairo’s Tahrir square, the cradle of Egypt’s revolution, was thronging with people once again on Wednesday, this time more in celebration than in rage.
They were marking a year since the start of the uprising that toppled Hosni Muburak.
The country’s military rulers have partially lifted a state of emergency, and in an anniversary address their leader, Field Marshall Hussein Tantawi, hailed the army’s solidarity with the people that allowed the uprising to succeed.
However, some in Tahrir square accused the generals of dragging their feet on reform for their own interests, and were calling for a new revolution. Egypt is braced for a troubled celebration.