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Crisis in Pictures

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Images tell the story of Egypt’s constitutional crisis

20 November  

Protesters throw stones at security forces near Tahrir Square as marches to commemorate the 2011 clashes on Mohamed Mahmoud Street descend into violence Hassan Ibrahim

Protesters throw stones at security forces near Tahrir Square as marches to commemorate the 2011 clashes on Mohamed Mahmoud Street descend into violence
Hassan Ibrahim

 

 22 November 

Egyptian opposition leaders, including Nobel Prize laureate Mohamed ElBaradei (left), Sameh Ashour (centre), and the head of the Lawyers' Union and former presidential candidate Amr Moussa (right), raise their fists at the end of a joint press conference in Cairo AFP Photo / Stringer

Egyptian opposition leaders, including Nobel Prize laureate Mohamed ElBaradei (left), Sameh Ashour (centre), and the head of the Lawyers’ Union and former presidential candidate Amr Moussa (right), raise their fists at the end of a joint press conference in Cairo
AFP Photo / Stringer

23 November  

President Morsy speaks to a crowd of supporters in Tahrir Square justifying the controversial constitutional declaration AFP Photo / Stringer

President Morsy speaks to a crowd of supporters infront of Itihadiya Palace justifying the controversial constitutional declaration
AFP Photo / Stringer

 

23 November  

Egyptian supporters and opponents of President Morsy clash in the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria. Opponents set fire to Muslim Brotherhood offices in three Egyptian cities, state television reported, as rival rallies gathered nationwide a day after Morsy assumed sweeping new powers AFP Photo / Stringer

Egyptian supporters and opponents of President Morsy clash in the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria. Opponents set fire to Muslim Brotherhood offices in three Egyptian cities, state television reported, as rival rallies gathered nationwide a day after Morsy assumed sweeping new powers
AFP Photo / Stringer

26 November   

Egyptian activists carry the coffin of Gaber Salah, an activist who died after he was critically injured in clashes with police, during his funeral in Tahrir Square AFP Photo / Gianluigi Guercia

Egyptian activists carry the coffin of Gaber Salah, an activist who died after he was critically injured in clashes with police, during his funeral in Tahrir Square
AFP Photo / Gianluigi Guercia

27 November    

Tens of thousands people take part in a mass rally in Tahrir Square against the decree by President Morsy. The planned demonstrations came a day after Morsy stuck by his controversial decree in a meeting with judges that was aimed at defusing the worst political crisis since his election in June AFP Photo / Gianluigi Guercia

Tens of thousands people take part in a mass rally in Tahrir Square against the decree by President Morsy. The planned demonstrations came a day after Morsy stuck by his controversial decree in a meeting with judges that was aimed at defusing the worst political crisis since his election in June
AFP Photo / Gianluigi Guercia

 

 28 November   

Egyptian riot police detain a man during clashes on Omar Makram street, off Tahrir Square AFP Photo / Mahmoud Khaled

Egyptian riot police detain a man during clashes on Omar Makram street, off Tahrir Square
AFP Photo / Mahmoud Khaled

 

30 November   

A man burns a flare while stood on the Qasr Al-Nile bridge, passed by a march to Tahrir Square to protest against President Morsy’s perceived consolidation of power Hassan Ibrahim

A man burns a flare while stood on the Qasr Al-Nile bridge, passed by a march to Tahrir Square to protest against President Morsy’s perceived consolidation of power
Hassan Ibrahim

1 December

A member of the Lawyers Union holds up a copy of the Quran while marching from the union headquarters to Cairo University to join a demonstration in support of President Morsy Mohamed Omar

A member of the Lawyers Union holds up a copy of the Quran while marching from the union headquarters to Cairo University to join a demonstration in support of President Morsy
Mohamed Omar

1 December 

A large crowd gathers at Cairo University for a demonstration in support of President Morsy Mohamed Omar

A large crowd gathers at Cairo University for a demonstration in support of President Morsy
Mohamed Omar

 

2 December 

Two men hold a portrait of President Morsy as hundreds of his supporters protest outside a top Egyptian court, forcing judges to postpone a hearing on a constitutional panel at the heart of a deepening political crisis AFP Photo / Mahmoud Khaled

Two men hold a portrait of President Morsy as hundreds of his supporters protest outside a top Egyptian court, forcing judges to postpone a hearing on a constitutional panel at the heart of a deepening political crisis
AFP Photo / Mahmoud Khaled


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