Egyptians flocked to the center of Cairo to pay tribute to the victims of the January 25 Revolution, constructing an impromptu monument of concrete fragments, flowers, and photos on Tahrir Square.
The memorial has attracted a broad range of Egyptian citizens and patriots. Poets recite verse dedicated to the insurgents, while others pray, lay flowers, and kiss the portraits of victims.
Cairo is settling down again. Normal traffic has resumed in the city center for the first time in 18 days, and police are back to duty. Thousands of locals are tidying up the city. Young people everywhere are sweeping the streets, pulling down barricades, picking up garbage, cleaning walls, and repainting the sidewalk edges.