Egyptian Deja Vu: Scenes Of Cairo's Tahrir Square, 2012 [PHOTOS]

on November 23 2012 10:37 PM

Cairo's Tahrir Square was the epicenter of the successful Egyptian Revolution of 2011 that shook the country's old governmental structure to its very core.

That revolution led directly to the fall of one autocrat, Hosni Mubarak, who was ousted as president last year, and indirectly to the rise of another, Mohammed Morsi, who was elected as president as the candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party this year.

Photographs of the demonstrations in Tahrir Square then are burned indelibly in one's mind, and pictures of the protests there now bring many of the old ones back into crystal-clear focus.

Mubarak and Morsi may or may not be similar in their exercise of power, but the images captured in Cairo's Tahrir Square Friday indicate a sizable number of their countrymen and -women might not be seeing any significant difference between them at this time.

Check out 10 of the more evocative photos here.

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Egyptian demonstrators surround a fire set during a clash in Cairo's Tahrir Square Friday. Reuters

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Egyptian protesters gather in Cairo's Tahrir Square Friday. Reuters

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Egyptians chant slogans against President Mohammed Morsi during a demonstration in Cairo's Tahrir Square Friday. Reuters

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Flames burn around a Egyptian police vehicle after protesters threw a Molotov cocktail at it during clashes in Cairo's Tahrir Square Friday. Reuters

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An Egyptian demonstrator runs from tear gas launched by riot police during clashes in Cairo's Tahrir Square Friday. Reuters

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Mohamed ElBaradei, a founder of Egypt's Constitution Party, and Hamdeen Sabahi, a former presidential candidate and founder of the country's Al-Karama Party, join protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square Friday. Reuters

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Egyptian demonstrators pray while in Cairo's Tahrir Square Friday. Reuters

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Egyptian protesters throw stones at police during clashes in Cairo's Tahrir Square Friday. Reuters

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Egyptian demonstrators run from tear gas launched by riot police during clashes in Cairo's Tahrir Square Friday. Reuters

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A man is seen in a burnt office of the Al Jazeera TV network by Cairo's Tahrir Square Friday. Reuters

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