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Egyptians Document Coup of President on Instagram

See more photos and videos by visiting the Tahrir Square and Presidential Palace (قصر الأتحاديه) location pages or by browsing the #egypt, #cairo and #tahrirsquare hashtags.

Late Wednesday, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, the nation’s first freely elected president, was ousted in a coup by the military following several days of protests across the country.

Crowds first began to gather en masse on June 30, sharing photos and videos from the demonstration through the #June30 hashtag.

With crowds continuing to grow and the president responding defiantly to the issued 48-hour ultimatum, the military began seizing control of the government.

The crowds that had gathered in Tahrir responded to the news with cheers and fireworks, many documenting the event through Instagram. See more photos and videos by visiting the Tahrir Square location page.

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Videos from Egypt’s #June30 Protests

Yesterday, hundreds of thousands of protestors streamed into the streets of Cairo and Alexandria, demanding the resignation of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.

The demonstrations, which resulted in the deaths of as many as 16 people so far, have been heavily documented on Instagram through the #June30 hashtag. The protests culminated in the military issuing the president an ultimatum to address the protestors’ grievances.

See more photos and videos shared from yesterday’s demonstrations through the #June30 hashtag and by visiting the location pages for Tahrir Square and Sidi Gaber.

Egyptians Vote in Free Presidential Election

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View more photos of Egypt’s election by searching for the hashtag #egyelections.

For the first time in generations, Egyptians lined up Wednesday to cast their votes in a free Presidential election. Voters are choosing from a slate of 13 candidates, with the voting extending through tomorrow.