Saturday morning, violent confrontations in Egypt continue to erupt, pitting supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood against security forces in clashes that have claimed the lives of 750 people and injured more than a thousand.
Photojournalist Aymann Ismail was in Cairo for a family wedding but brings us back more than family portraits in this first-hand account of the tension abound in Egypt.
ANIMAL NY's Aymann Ismail reports:
All I smell is sweat and spray-paint. All I see are fists. I'm thinking of last year, watching protesters pull a riot cop out of Tahrir Square into an alley and telling Bucky, "That guy is dead."
Now I'm thinking, "I'm that guy."
That night, I was planning on going to my cousin's wedding. I spent the last five days of Ramadan with my family in Alexandria, Egypt's second largest city, then went to my aunt's in Cairo. At 4pm, near El-Hegaz Square, a Muslim Brotherhood-organized protest marches past her balcony.