WOODBURY - A Long Island teen studying in Cairo has been documenting the revolution as it unfolds through the lens of his video camera.

Patrick Reid, 18, from Northport, was studying Arabic at the American University in Cairo when the revolution broke out in Tahrir Square and elsewhere through the country.

"It's really been a fascinating and very exciting experience," said Reid on the phone.

The new military government has already begun its work toward the protesters' demands by dissolving the Egyptian Parliament and suspending the nation's constitution.

"I feel a little bittersweet that the excitement of the revolution is over because I was really inspired by the courage of the Egyptian people," Reid said.

He said he is cautiously optimistic that a real democracy will take hold in the country.

Reid is expected to return to the U.S. in May.

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