Some insist that the Christian-Muslim alliance evident during the overthrow of Mubarak remains strong. Yet Egypt is divided in many ways.
In a runoff election for president, Christians are stuck between the rock of Mubarak's prime minister and the hard place of the Muslim Brotherhood.
No one knows how the Egyptian drama will play out. But it has so far confirmed the extraordinary power that can be exerted by ordinary people when they are organized, determined and peaceful.