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Egypt’s two worlds

The centre ground in Egypt has disappeared

By Rachel Aspden  

Anti-Morsi protestors at a rally in Cairo. The centre ground in Egypt is rapidly disappearing (credit: Gigi Ibrahim)

On the night of 3rd July, Mohamed Morsi’s guards stepped aside and allowed army commandos to seize the Egyptian president. Over a month later, the country remains caught between two alternate realities—one, the world according to supporters of General Abdel Fatah el-Sisi, the other, according to the pro-Morsi protesters camped out in sweltering tented cities in central Cairo.

In the tug-of-war for legitimacy, both sides have churned out a…

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