Remembering those who died

Egypt, Alexandria, 1 January 2011 (At the new year’ Eve), a car exploded in front of a Coptic Christian church as worshipers emerged killing 23 people and wounding 97.

As the majority of Christians in Egypt belong to the Orthodox Coptic
church, Christmas is celebrated on the 7th of January. It was just
after the bombing and people decided to celebrate in a quite way
remembering those who died and praying for them.



A Coptic family helping their young man wearing his chanting clothes to be a part of the celebrations held in the Church


Some people decided to watch the celebrations through the television, either scared or too old to go.



Two members of a Coptic family heading to a Church to celebrate the Coptic Christmas


Women are seen praying for those who died in the attacks on the church in Alexandria






2 Responses to “Remembering those who died”

  1. Your photos left me in a very warm yet dark mood ,
    may their souls rest in peace …

  2. I’ve watched “Tahrir 2011 the good the bad and the politician” in Amman few days ago. I got to admit I am impressed how you gave up on your scholarship in Denmark to return to Egypt and document the revolution. With such great photography, you deserve another scholarship. Cheers!

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