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NPR’s Eric Westervelt looks at the legacy of the Egyptian Revolution and how corporations are using its mass appeal as a tool to promote their brands:

Another billboard shows people cleaning the streets, as many volunteered to do after the revolution. It says “The Country Is Ours;” the ad is for soap.

But not everyone is thrilled with this, particularly some street artists:

Bakry sees the rise of Cairo’s street art and graffiti scene as kind of politicized push back against those using the uprising as a marketing tool.

“They just want to overwhelm people with this notion that ‘this is the new Egypt’ … and keep using the same slogans … and it bothers me,” Bakry said.

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Hrag Vartanian is editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hyperallergic. You can follow him at @hragv.