The power of citizen journalism

Posted on February 24, 2011

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Egyptian Christians protecting Muslims while they pray

Egyptian Christians protecting Muslims while they pray.

This is apparently a picture of Egyptian Christians protecting Egyptian Muslims from violence while they pray. It’s quickly spread throughout the internet, through social media sites like reddit and imgur, and it’s become a symbol of unity and religious tolerance during a time of conflict.

Can anyone figure out where this is from? I was able to trace it back to reddit but no further. Powerful example of how citizen journalism (even when it comes in the form of more candid pictures posted on Fbook) can be even more powerful than the traditional version.

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