In honor of the 5th anniversary of Egypt’s revolution on the 25th of January, we have compiled a list of momentous events that left us gratified, speechless, and a little bit teary.

  1. When Christians held hands in solidarity to protect Muslims from dangers throughout prayer time during the revolution in 2011

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  1. When an Egyptian woman, Nouran Gohar, took home first place for the World Junior Squash Championship

3.) When Pink Floyd selected Egyptian artist Emad Eldin’s album art for their cover of The Endless River
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4.) When Dalia Mogahed became the first veiled Muslim woman to hold a position at the White House

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5.) When Lotfia El Nadi became the first Egyptian woman to register as a licensed pilot at age 26 eighty years ago

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6.) When Muslims prayed in front of a Coptic Christian church to show unity during tumultuous times of the revolution in 2011
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7.) When Egyptian diver Ahmed Gabr broke the world record for deepest dive ever recorded

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8.) When Rami Malek was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series for his role in Mr. Robot

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9.) When we started seeing graffiti like this on every street corner of our nation and finally realized how blessed we are.

Screen Shot 2016-02-07 at 10.46.47 AMJournalist: Hana Elmessiry