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Gorsel : Reuters photographer Asmaa Waguih spent time with women fighters at a Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) military base on Mount Sinjar in northwest Iraq.

kurdish women fighting Isis

A dancer lets a Russian tourist practice the traditional tannoura dance at a cafe in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt November 10, 2015. (Photo by Asmaa Waguih/Reuters)

Egypt’s January 25 Revolution in Photos

Inspired by The Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia, hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters swept through the streets of Egypt on the 25th of January, 5 years ago, demanding an end to the corruption and Mubarak’s 30 year rule as President.

25 January 2011: An anti-government protester defaces a picture of Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak in Alexandria [Stringer]

26 January 2011: Riot police clash with protesters in Cairo as thousands of Egyptians defied a ban on protests by returning to Egypt’s streets and calling for President Hosni Mubarak to leave office [Goran Tomasevic]

A protester holds up a banner in front of a line of riot police in downtown Cairo.  [Unknown]

28 January 2011: A protester stands in front of a burning barricade as police and demonstrators fought running battles on the streets of Cairo in a fourth day of protests

28 January 2011: An Egyptian anti-government activist kisses a riot police officer following clashes in Cairo, Egypt [Lefteris Pitarakis]

28 January 2011: A man tries to protect himself with an Egyptian flag as police fire water cannons at protesters in Cairo

A masked protester throws a gas canister towards Egyptian riot police, not seen, near the Interior Ministry during clashes in downtown Cairo. [Tara Todras-Whitehill]

28 January 2011: A protester watches an Egyptian Army armoured vehicle burn in Cairo after President Hosni Mubarak ordered troops into Egyptian cities in an attempt to quell growing mass protests demanding an end to his 30-year rule

28 January 2011: Egyptians gather around the burning headquarters of the ruling National Democratic party (NDP) in Cairo [Khaled Desouki]

A graffitied smiley face on a wall constructed by the military to impede protesters. [Amru Salahuddien]

29 January 2011: The headquarters of the ruling National Democratic (NLD) party burns after it was set ablaze by protesters in Cairo [Yannis Behrakis]

Riot police use water cannons on protesters trying to cross the Kasr al-Nile bridge. [Peter Macdiarmid]  

30 January 2011: Protesters in Cairo hold a banner featuring a cartoon calling for Hosni Mubarak to step down [Asmaa Waguih]

31 January 2011: Egyptian film star Omar Sharif points to Tahrir, or Liberation, Square, in Cairo, Egypt [Lefteris Pitarakis]

31 January 2011: A protester holds a placard depicting Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak as Adolf Hitler in Cairo’s Tahrir Square [Yannis Behrakis]

1 February 2011: Tens of thousands of anti-government demonstrators march in Alexandria, Egypt [Ahmed Muhammed]

1 February 2011: An Egyptian man sits atop one of the lions at the entrance of Kasr El Nil Bridge, leading to Tahrir Square [Zeinab Mohamed]

2 February 2011: A pro-Mubarak rioter riding on a camel clashing with anti-government protesters in what became known as the Battle of the Camel [Chris Hondros]

6 February 2011: A Muslim holding the Quran (left) and a Coptic Christian holding a cross are carried through opposition supporters in Tahrir Square in Cairo [Dylan Martinez]

8 February 2011: Egyptian anti-government protesters perform the evening prayers as they gather at Cairo’s Tahrir square [Patrick Baz]

10 February 2011: Anti-government bloggers work on their laptops from Cairo’s Tahrir square on the 17th day of consecutive protests calling for the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak [Patrick Baz]

10 February 2011: Anti-government protesters raise their shoes after a speech by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak saying that he had given some powers to his vice president but would not resign or leave the country [Chris Hondros]

11 February 2011: Egyptian women celebrate the news of the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, who handed control of the country to the military, at night in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, Egypt [Tara Todras-Whitehill]

11 February 2011: Celebrating the announcement of Hosni Mubarak’s resignation in Tahrir Square [Jonathan Rashad]

18 February 2011: A girl attends Friday prayers in front of an army tank in Tahrir Square in Cairo a week after Mubarak resigned [Suhaib Salem]

18 February 2011: A woman waves an Egyptian flag on a balcony overlooking Cairo’s Tahrir Square as hundreds of thousands of people gather to celebrate the revolt that forced president Hosni Mubarak to step down [Mohammed Abed]  

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PKK

Reuters photographer Asmaa Waguih spent time with women fighters at a Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) military base on Mount Sinjar in northwest Iraq. Islamic State (Isis) militants overpowered Kurdish forces in the Sinjar area of Iraq last August and proceeded to purge its Yazidi population – an ancient, predominantly Kurdish people who follow their own religion – killing hundreds and taking thousands captive.

Ever since the Islamic State took over Mount Sinjar and declared its cross-border caliphate last year, many Yazidis have joined forces with PKK fighters and Kurdish peshmerga fighters from Iraq to fight Islamic State and free the rest of Sinjar.

Male and women fighters work together, side by side, though they live separately. Most are aged between 18 and 25. Relationships are forbidden; male and females alike choose to sacrifice their personal lives for the cause they believe in.

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Egypt | June 30, 2013

1. A protester waves a national flag as Egyptians gather in Tahrir Square during a demonstration against President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo on June 30, 2013. (Amr Nabil/AP)

2. An anti-Mursi protester chants slogans during a massive protest in Alexandria on June 30, 2013. (Asmaa Waguih/Reuters)

3. A protester waves a national flag from the top of a light pole during a demonstration in Tahrir Square in Cairo on June 30, 2013. (Manu Brabo/AP)

4. Protesters gather during a demonstration at Tahrir Square in Cairo on June 30, 2013. (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)

5. A picture taken on June 30, 2013 shows laser lights directed by Egyptian protestors on a military helicopter flying over the presidential palace in Cairo, as hundreds of thousands of Egyptian demonstrators gather during a protest calling for the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)

6. Opponents of  Morsi protest, some with green lasers, outside the presidential palace, in Cairo on June 30, 2013. (Hassan Ammar/AP)

7. Opponents of Morsi wave national flags and chant slogans during a protest outside the presidential palace, in Cairo on June 30, 2013. (Khalil Hamra/AP)

8. Protesters lit a flare during a protest at Tahrir Square in Cairo on June 30, 2013. (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)

9. An Egyptian protester attacks the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in the Mokattam district in Cairo on June 30, 2013. (Manu Brabo/AP)

10. Protesters gather during a demonstration at Tahrir Square in Cairo on June 30, 2013. (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)

  A female Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) fighter stands near a security position in Sinjar, on March 13, 2015. Women fighters at a PKK base on Mount Sinjar in northwest Iraq, just like their male counterparts, have to be ready for action at any time. Many of the women have cut links with their families back home; the fighters come from all corners of the Kurdish region.            

  Asmaa Waguih/Reuters                                    

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1. Egyptians break their fast during a holy month of Ramadan in Cairo, Egyp.(AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

2. Children play in the yard of al-Azhar mosque while their families pray inside the mosque during the holy month of Ramadan in Cairo.(Reuters/Asmaa Waguih)

3. A boy sells balloons as people wait for a cruise to sail on the river Nile in central Cairo during the holy month of Ramadan (Photo/Reuters)

4.People breaking the fast in old Cairo (Photo/Mai Shaheen) 

5. Muslims read the Quran while others rest at al-Azhar mosque hours before breaking their fast during the holy month of Ramadan in Cairo. (Reuters/Asmaa Waguih)

6.An Egyptian man carries a traditional handcrafted Fanous used by Egyptians during Ramadan as sheeps graze in the street of Cairo. (Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/GettyImages)  

7.  Egyptian Mohammed al Tonsi,  bangs a drum and chants religious songs as he walks along a decorated street marking Ramadan in Cairo, Egypt,  Al Tonsi is a “Musahharati” who wakes faithful Muslims for their prayers and pre-dawn meal during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.(AP/Amr Nabil)

8.  A vendor cooks food in the old city of Cairo, during the holy month of Ramadan in Cairo, Egypt. (Xinhua/Wissam Nassar)   

9. Muslims perform evening prayers during the holy month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in Cairo.(Reuters/Asmaa Waguih)

10. Egyptians have tea and hookah at a cafe adorn with decoration after breaking their fast in Cairo during the holy month of Ramadan.(Mai Shaheen)

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Today in Egypt – Morsi supporters and opponents rally

1. A girl waves the national flag as opponents of President Mohammed Morsi protest outside the defense ministry in Cairo on June 28, 2013. (Hassan Ammar/AP)

2. Anti-Mursi protesters carry a banner saying “leave” while chanting anti-Mursi and anti-Muslim Brotherhood slogans in Tahrir Square in Cairo on June 28, 2013. (Asmaa Waguih/Reuters)

3. Anti-Mursi protesters chant slogans in Tahrir Square in Cairo on June 28, 2013. (Asmaa Waguih/Reuters)

4. An anti-Mursi protester uses his sandal to beat a crossed-out picture of President Mohamed Mursi during a protest in Tahrir Square in Cairo on June 28, 2013. (Asmaa Waguih/Reuters)

5. Anti-Mursi protesters carry a picture of President Mohamed Mursi and former president Hosni Mubarak as they protest in Tahrir Square in Cairo on June 28, 2013. (Asmaa Waguih/Reuters)

6. An anti-Mursi protester carrying her child chants slogans in Tahrir Square in Cairo on June 28, 2013. (Asmaa Waguih/Reuters)

7. An Egyptian diver holds a sign and a flag during a protest against President Mohamed Mursi underwater in Colored Canyon in Sharm el-Sheikh on June 28, 2013. (Reuters)

8. Members of the brotherhood and supporters of President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans during a protest around the Raba El-Adwyia mosque square in the suburb of Nasr City, Cairo on June 28, 2013. The sign reads, “happy new presidential year we hope to congratulate after the four years”. (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)

9. Supporters of Mohammed Morsi fill a public square outside the Rabia el-Adawiya Mosque in Cairo during a rally in Cairo on June 28, 2013. (AP)

10. A man waits at train stop in front of the presidential palace, days ahead of planned protests against the country’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo on June 28, 2013. Arabic reads, “leave, left, evacuation day” (Hassan Ammar/AP)

Protesters try to scale an apartment building to put out a fire that began when a tear gas canister was thrown into the building during clashes betwen police and protesters, near the Interior Ministry in Cairo, February 3, 2012. Egyptians incensed by the deaths of 74 people in soccer violence staged protests in central Cairo as the army-led government came under fire for failing to prevent the deadliest incident since the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak.

REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih