25 January 2012
Last updated at 16:57
Cairo's Tahrir Square has once again become the scene of a vast political gathering, as Egyptians mark one year since the uprising which overthrew the three-decade rule of Hosni Mubarak.
Thousands of people descended on the square, the birthplace of the revolution, to celebrate the anniversary or to call for further political reforms.
Many protesters mistrust the military council, led by Mr Mubarak's former defence minister, Field Marshall Mohamed Hussein Tantawi.
Some believe that despite the revolution there has been no real change in the country.
Many also came to remember those who died in the violent clashes between pro-democracy protesters and security forces loyal to the old regime - these men staged a mock funeral to honour the victims.
Correspondents say the gathering is not as large as some the square has seen in the past year, and feels more like a street party than a political protest.
People brought their children to the rally, daubed in patriotic colours and slogans, and the square was a sea of Egyptian flags.
Rival political groups have all set up stages around Tahrir Square, each competing to claim ownership of the revolution.
The square is still covered in revolutionary graffiti, including signs calling for Mohammed Mahmud - the scene of some of the most violent clashes - to be renamed Freedom Street.
The rally comes a day after the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (Scaf) announced a decades-old state of emergency was to be lifted - a key demand of the protesters throughout 2011.
But Field Marshall Mohamed Hussein Tantawi said it would still apply to "thuggery", a condition which some Egyptians say is a cause for concern.