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World Flatlines in Cairo Flatlines in Cairo 


For five days, the entire country of Egypt went offline amid violence, street protests, and a pledge by President Hosni Mubarak that he won't seek re-election.

Eighty million people found themselves almost entirely disconnected from the rest of the world, and, which is owned by the same company as The Advocate, saw its traffic flatline in Cairo.

Take a look at the graphic below, which shows people visiting the site from Cairo before and after access to the internet was disabled.

Internet service was restored throughout Egypt Tuesday morning. Click here to read more about the "internet kill switch."

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