On a day when hundreds of young men were protesting the presidency of Mohamed Morsi in Tahrir Square, Alaa, 21, prepares pink roses for selling at the sidewalk flower stand where he works in Cairo, Egypt, Jan. 30, 2013. Cairo is a spread-out city of almost 20 million people, with the majority of demonstrations happening in a relatively small area, near the center. Through the political and economic changes and the dramatic upheavals of the past two years, some Cairenes have carried on with a life as normal as possible. Photo by Holly Pickett @hollypickettpix @everdayafrica #egypt #cairo #roses #flowers #dailylife #economy

On a day when hundreds of young men were protesting the presidency of Mohamed Morsi in Tahrir Square, Alaa, 21, prepares pink roses for selling at the sidewalk flower stand where he works in Cairo, Egypt, Jan. 30, 2013. Cairo is a spread-out city of almost 20 million people, with the majority of demonstrations happening in a relatively small area, near the center. Through the political and economic changes and the dramatic upheavals of the past two years, some Cairenes have carried on with a life as normal as possible. Photo by Holly Pickett @hollypickettpix @everdayafrica #egypt #cairo #roses #flowers #dailylife #economy