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Egypt’s Young Revolutionaries Uncertain About Future

Many young Egyptians with the means to do so are leaving their country because of the instability and lack of jobs.
People chat near a wall decorated with portraits of protesters killed during the February revolution, at a coffee shop in Cairo October 17, 2011. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi      (EGYPT - Tags: SOCIETY) - RTR2SRES

A lot of Egyptians, especially liberal well-educated youths, feel a sense of relief with President Mohammed Morsi’s ouster. They also foresee problems down the road, so many are seeking work abroad.

It has been more than a week since the coup d’état, but naturally for Egyptians, it is still the talk of the town. The time for celebrating, however, is over. The temporary government has been installed, and the Muslim Brotherhood is organizing protests with the potential to devolve into bloody events, like the attack near the Republican Guard's headquarters on July 8.

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