On Jan 25th the people of Egypt gave birth to a revolution.
On Jan 27th my wife gave birth to our second daughter.
For the next week I sat at home, with an infant on my lap in front of my laptop watching an entire country find its breath and the entire world collectively inhale. The resulting exhalation is proving to be palatable enough to bend trees and kick up dust throughout the Middle East and North Africa, with even the complacent and comfortable thinking about revolution.
The following pictures are shots that were shared on Twitter. Some came directly from protesters in Egypt while others from Middle East and North American journalists. Either way, at times they made me laugh, sadly smile or cry. Just like my daughter.
Check out my list of the most stirring images from the Egyptian Revolution on the Elephant Journal.