Egypt has its first democratically elected President in Mohamed Morsy, who was sworn in yesterday, but it seems the generals of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) are still holding most of the power. Time magazine’s this week’s cover story is ‘The Revolution That Wasn’t’, laying out the reality of the generals remaining as Egypt’s real rulers.
There’s a graffiti in Cairo which depicts the SCAF chairman Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi as sharing his face with Mubarak’s, perhaps symbolising SCAF’s Mubarak-era power base, and how little the revolution has changed Egypt if the generals are left to lead. The graffiti has been well documented by countless photographers during the past year to illustrate the current political situation. Here are three samples I’ve come across during the past two weeks or so, by Yuri Kozyrev, Daniel Berehulak, and Tomas Munita.
Kozyrev’s graffiti photo taken 15 June can be seen in a Lightbox slideshow Egypt in Flux.
Berehulak’s photo from 19 June on Getty Images site here. More of Berehulak’s Egypt work can been in the Lightbox slideshow Celebrating the Brotherhood’s Victory: A New President is Elected in Egypt.