On the verge of parliamentary elections, rocks, teargas, firebombs and gunfire darkened the streets in central Cairo, a battle zone as hard-core protesters demanding an immediate end to army rule fought riot police around government buildings close to Tahrir Square.

After six days of violence that killed more than thirty people and four days before voting for parliament begins, there was no sign of an end to the confrontation between Egypt’s military rulers and liberals keen to complete a revolt that ousted Hosni Mubarak in February by installing an interim civilian administration.

This series is part of Yuri Kozyrev’s work “On Revolution Road”.

A protester runs with a tear gas canister along Mohamed Mahmoud street.
A protester crouches for cover during clashes with Egyptian security forces
Tear gas fired by Egyptian security forces blankets a group of protesters.
A protester overcome by tear gas is evacuated from Mohamed Mahmoud street.
A wounded protester is evacuated on the back of a motorcycle.
A protester runs with a tear gas canister along Mohamed Mahmoud street.
The battle zone along Mohamed Mahmoud street in Cairo.
Evening prayers at Tahrir Square.
An encampment in Tahrir Square.
A polling place in the Shoubra district of Cairo.
Voters queue at a polling station in Cairo.