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Sun 7 Jul 2013 21:02 BBC Radio 4

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Sunday 07 July 2013

Earlier this year, Shaimaa Khalil travelled across Egypt, hearing the voices of her fellow countrymen as they discussed their hopes and fears. From her grandmother in Alexandria, disturbed by the rising violence on the streets, to the veiled women who turned against the Islamist government, to the minibus driver queuing all night just to buy diesel, she finds a nation both angry and divided. These voices are the background to the dramatic events of the last few days which saw the country's first democratically elected president deposed. Producer: Daniel Tetlow.


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