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Examining Egypt five years after the Arab Spring




CAIRO, EGYPT - JULY 03: Egyptian opposition protesters celebrate as news is announced of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi proposing a consensus government as a way out of the country's political crisis, at Egypt's Presidential Palace on July 3, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt. As the Egyptian Army's deadline passed on Wednesday afternoon, President Morsi proposed a consensus government as a way out of the country's political deadlock between the military and Muslim Brotherhood. As unrest spreads throughout the country, at least 23 people were killed in Cairo on Tuesday and over 200 others were injured. It has been reported that the military has taken over state television. (Photo by Ed Giles/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - JULY 03: Egyptian opposition protesters celebrate as news is announced of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi proposing a consensus government as a way out of the country's political crisis, at Egypt's Presidential Palace on July 3, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt. As the Egyptian Army's deadline passed on Wednesday afternoon, President Morsi proposed a consensus government as a way out of the country's political deadlock between the military and Muslim Brotherhood. As unrest spreads throughout the country, at least 23 people were killed in Cairo on Tuesday and over 200 others were injured. It has been reported that the military has taken over state television. (Photo by Ed Giles/Getty Images)
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Five years ago, the world woke up to news of a revolution in Egypt. Thousands gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square. 

It was the genesis of what became known as the Arab Spring -- a series of uprisings that spread throughout the Middle East in places like Tunisia, Libya, Syria and beyond.

From the early days of protest, through the fall of the Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak, Take Two regularly checked in with Suzie Abdou, an Egyptian, who moved to the US as a young child.

Abdou has been back to Egypt five times since the revolution. She joined Take Two to talk about how the country has fared since the Mubarak regime was toppled. 

Press the blue play button above to hear the interview.