These Photos Show Just How Massive The Protests In Egypt Have Become

Massive protests have swept across Egypt once more, and this time they are even larger than the Arab Spring that oustered Hosni Mubarek in 2011.

A military source told AFP that “millions” of protesters took to the streets. “It is the biggest protest in Egypt’s history.”

Their anger is now directed at President Mohamed Morsi, whom many believe has lost his legitimacy after becoming the country’s first democratically elected president. There are also plenty of counter-protestors showing their support.

From the BBC:

The protesters accuse the country’s first Islamist president of failing to tackle economic and security problems since taking power a year ago.

A presidential spokesman urged the demonstrators to respect the democratic process, referring to Mr Morsi’s victory in last year’s elections which were widely seen as free and fair.

Photos taken by both journalists and citizens on Twitter show an incredible sea of bodies formed from Tahrir square to the front of the presidential palace.

Here’s what we’re seeing:

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