A man reads verses from the Holy Koran ahead of Friday prayers. Mubarak’s rule made it virtually impossible for opposition parties to play any active political role, with the Muslim Brotherhood, the country’s strongest opposition group in Mubarak’s time, being banned from political participation. The group’s members constantly faced arrest and bullying by police.

A man reads verses from the Holy Koran ahead of Friday prayers. Mubarak’s rule made it virtually impossible for opposition parties to play any active political role, with the Muslim Brotherhood, the country’s strongest opposition group in Mubarak’s time, being banned from political participation. The group’s members constantly faced arrest and bullying by police.

LAURA EL-TANTAWY

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