The protest squares of Cairo
Three squares in Cairo have been central to political protest in Egypt over the past two years - the area around Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque, Nahda Square and Tahrir or Liberation Square.
On 14 August hundreds of protesters were killed by security forces outside Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque and at Nahda Square after they refused to end their rally supporting the ousted President Mohammed Morsi. Mr Morsi was removed from office by the military on 3 July.Security forces storm protest camps Continue reading the main story
Mr Morsi won the presidential vote in 2012, becoming Egypt's first democratically elected president. But a year on from the election he was unpopular with many voters and they took to the streets to demand he step down.
The protests prompted the military to intervene and remove Mr Morsi from office.
Last month the pro-Morsi protests outside Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque reached their peak. Here you can explore the camp, on a previously busy dual carriageway, as it looked earlier in the summer.Rabaa al-Adawiya protest camp on 18 July 2013 Continue reading the main story
Muslim Brotherhood members guard the entrances to the square to check who is coming in. They man makeshift checkpoints to search bags and check IDs and read the Quran when things are quiet.
Protesters use the streets as a canvas for their political messages.
People create some shade with improvised tents to shelter from the hot summer sun.
Street vendors sell bottles of water, snacks, prayer mats, hats and sticks.
Prominent Muslim Brotherhood figures give speeches from the main stage, where Friday prayers are also held.
Under a banner that reads "The popular coalition in support of legitimacy", a group of pro-Morsi a group of pro-Morsi supporters organise news conferences and help for journalists.
Doctors and volunteers set up a makeshift hospital where they store medications and help injured protesters.
The Egyptian army has erected barbed wire barricades around the Republican Guard headquarters, close to Rabaa al-Adawiya Square, blocking pro-Morsi protesters who believe Mr Morsi might be inside.
Tahrir - or Liberation - Square first became famous in early 2011, when for 18 days it became the focus of the pro-democracy uprising against the regime of President Hosni Mubarak. The demonstrations attracted global attention and Mubarak was forced to step down.
Islamist President Mohammed Morsi was democratically elected in 2012 but by 2013 many of those who were unhappy with Hosni Mubarak were now disappointed with Mr Morsi.
Egypt became polarised, with Mr Morsi's Islamist supporters on one side, and their opponents, including leftists, liberals and secularists, on the other.
A year after his election, opponents of the new president gathered in Tahrir Square and demanded he step down. See the ebb and flow of protests in the square below.Two years in the life of Tahrir square