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Egypt’s photojournalists exhibit 'scars' from revolution

Photojournalists in Egypt take part in an exhibit that displays images conveying the harsh conditions they work under, and the emotional burden in their personal and professional lives.

CAIRO — It can be tough and risky being a journalist in Egypt. Taking pictures can lead to questioning by people or police — sometimes even attacks or arrest. Affiliation with Al Jazeera can lead to jail time. And the country was ranked the second deadliest for journalists in 2013 by the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Ask any journalist here to tell you a harrowing moment they have experienced over the past three years, and it is likely they can. Many quickly file such memories away to continue covering a fast-changing, sometimes bloody landscape. But the emotional toll lingers, as they bear witness to scenes most do not.

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