One of the pics I took last week during violent clashes between supporters of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and opposition protesters in the Cairo suburb of Muqattam up on Andrew Sullivan’s ‘The Dish’. Friday the 22nd was an incredibly violent day in the small Cairo suburb that hosts the Brotherhood’s national headquarters, and the level of hatred the was on display between the two sides made me very concerned for Egypt’s future. Major political groups, and their public supporters, are now incredibly polarised in their opposing views, and calls to violence are becoming much more common.

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Clashes On The Streets Of Cairo

An alleged member of the Muslim Brotherhood is dragged through a crowd of protesters after being beaten on the head during clashes between opposition demonstrators and supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood on March 22, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt. Opposition demonstrators converged on the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Cairo suburb of Muqattam to protest against the government of President Mohammed Morsi, who is closely connected to the Muslim Brotherhood movement. By Ed Giles/Getty Images.

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About edgiles

Ed Giles is an award-winning Australian multimedia journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Formerly based in Cairo, Egypt, Ed works with photography, video and multimedia production methods to explore in depth, human stories. In 2011, Ed was awarded a Walkley Award for Online Journalism, Australian's highest honour in the trade, for work with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Online Investigations Unit. In 2013, he was nominated for a second Walkley award, the Nikon-Walkley Award for Feature Photography, for work covering the overthrow of Egypt’s first democratically elected President, Mohammed Morsi, for Getty Images. Ed has also received the Australian Council of Deans of Education Award for Emerging Journalists in 2011, and a United Nations Media Peace Prize for Online Reporting in 2010. Ed has worked in Iran, Israel/Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Greenland, Burma, Nepal, the Caribbean Islands and French Polynesia, among other corners of the world. His work has been published and distributed by The New York Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Independent (UK), Getty Images, Reuters Editor's Choice, ABC 7.30 Report, ABC Lateline, ABC News 24 and ABC News Online, The Age, The Herald Sun and The Jakarta Post. Ed’s photographic work is represented by Getty Images.

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