The police force in Egypt is traditionally hated for being what many might consider the grunts of the old regime. In this photograph, Mohamad Sedki, a high-ranking Egyptian policeman feeling shameful for what the police and army have done, joins protesters in Tahrir Square to express his support. The protesters grab onto his chin and hold it up. Hold your head high, they tell him, for you are on the side of the people. Photo credit: Rick Loomis, Los Angeles Times

The police force in Egypt is traditionally hated for being what many might consider the grunts of the old regime. In this photograph, Mohamad Sedki, a high-ranking Egyptian policeman feeling shameful for what the police and army have done, joins protesters in Tahrir Square to express his support. The protesters grab onto his chin and hold it up. Hold your head high, they tell him, for you are on the side of the people.

Photo credit: Rick Loomis, Los Angeles Times