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In Pictures: Feeding Egypt

  The number of Egyptians who cannot afford “enough nutritious food” is increasing, one in five Egyptians suffers from food insecurity, according to a new report from international research institute Future Directions.  Another study by the World Food Programme and the Egyptian government found food insecurity has increased to 17.2 % (13.7 million people) in …

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In Pictures: Playtime in the mausoleum

Cairo-based nonprofit Al-Athar Lina converts abandoned historical buildings in into community venues that house art, drama, storytelling and English classes for children in poor neighborhoods

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In Pictures: Behind the scenes at Khan el-Kahlili

The streets of Khan el-Kahlili glitter with baubles – necklaces, rings, earrings, broaches – ready for bidding. Where did they come from? Some are imported from China. But others are polished, tooled and set in the winding allies behind the ancient market. Photos by Elizabeth Stuart

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Handcrafting Ramadan

  Sunrays filter through rows of glass Ramadan lanterns, spraying colour over the narrow alley in Al-Darb Al-Ahmar. People view the displayed lanterns with admiration as they walk by, but only a few negotiations with shop owners end in a sale. Using Lanterns in Ramadan celebrations is a tradition that goes back to the Fatimid …

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In Pictures: Demonstrators rally against sexual harassment

  Several hundred demonstrators—both men and women, Egyptians and foreigners—gathered outside the Cairo Opera House in Gezira to protest against the ongoing phenomenon of sexual harassment and sexual assault in Egypt’s streets. Dubbed “Walk Like An Egyptian Woman,” several anti-harassment groups were widely represented, including I Saw Harassment (Shoft Taharosh) and Dignity Without Borders. Other …

Aaron T. Rose

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The Nay Maker

Hussein Darweesh, famous among Egyptian musicians as the crafter of an ancient woodwind instrument called the nay, takes Daily News Egypt inside his workshop.

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Sculpted in the Sun: Bahariya’s Black and White Deserts

Our mini-bus pulled into the driveway of the Shams City lodge and hotel in the Bahariya Oasis and having left Cairo early the same morning it took us a moment to adjust to our surroundings. The rounded roofs of the rooms were surrounded by tall palm trees and as we gazed around and unloaded our …

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Hosted by the dead

Situated in one of the oldest, poorest and busiest areas in Cairo is the district of the Seven Churches. Built around the ruins of the Babylon Fortress, this district is believed to be the place where the holy family walked during their refuge in Egypt. Serpentine narrow alleys, lined with old, white stones walls and …

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In Pictures: Turnout threatens to mar Sisi win

AFP – Egypt was wrapping up a presidential election Tuesday with fears of a low turnout threatening to cloud the expected victory of the ex-army chief who toppled its first freely elected leader. As polls opened for the second and final day of voting, authorities announced that they were declaring a public holiday and extending …

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In Pictures: Small IED explodes in Heliopolis

An explosion occurred in Al Hammam street in Roxy, Heliopolis in the Egyptian capital Cairo this morning. There were no casualties or damage as a result of the explosion, which was caused by the detonation of a small IED placed in a garbage pile on the street. Photos by Ahmed AlMalky

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In Pictures: Egypt votes… again

  AFP – Amid heavy security, Egyptians voted for a new president Monday in an election expected to sweep to power ex-army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. The two-day election is the first since the frontrunner Al-Sisi deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July, a move that unleashed the bloodiest violence in Egypt’s recent …

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In Pictures: Sabahy, Al-Sisi exert final campaign efforts before pre-elections silence

Presidential candidates Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and Hamdeen Sabahy officially terminated their campaigns on Friday, the last day before the two days pre-elections silence, stipulated by Article 18 of the Elections Law. Sabahy’s campaign organised a rally in Abdeen Square in Downtown Cairo on Friday. The rally was attended by public figures endorsing his campaign and …

AbdelHalim H. AbdAllah

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In Pictures: Battle of the Banners

  The competing campaigns of presidential candidates Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and Hamdeen Sabahy have intensified going into the final days of campaigning before the poll scheduled for 26 and 27 May. While Al-Sisi has not made any public appearances during his campaign, posters supporting his likely election to the presidency have featured prominently throughout Cairo …

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Spinning back time

The dancer looks up toward the heavens as he spins, whirling faster and faster until he is no longer a man, but a colourful blur. The long, sweeping skirt he wears round his waist is flat like a table. Each rotation is punctuated with the beat of a tambourine. The dance, a traditional Egyptian folk …

Elizabeth Stuart

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In Pictures: Palm Sunday celebration in Egypt

Egyptian Orthodox Christians celebrate Palm Sunday. The ceremony is a landmark in the Christian calendar, marking the triumphant return of Christ to Jerusalem the week before his death, when a cheering crowd greeted him waving palm leaves. (AFP Photos/MOHAMED EL-SHAHED)  

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In Pictures: Portraits of Al Sisi in Cairo

Portraits of retired army chief and presidential candidate Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi photographed on 12 April  2014 in the Egyptian capital Cairo. Sisi is expected to win the May 26-27 presidential election riding on a wave of popularity and aided by an intensive media campaign after ousting former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013. AFP …

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In Pictures: Explosions outside Cairo University

 Egyptians inspect the damage after twin bombs struck police posts near Cairo University in the centre of Egypt’s capital on April 2, 2014, which was followed by a third blast as police and journalists gathered at the scene.   The attack was the latest by militants targeting security forces following Islamist president Mohamed Morsi’s overthrow in …

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In Pictures: Cairo University protests

By AbdelHalim H. AbdAllah Clashes erupted in Cairo University on Wednesday evening when hundreds of students from the universities of Cairo and Al-Azhar participated in a rally organised by Students Against the Coup (SAC). The protest reached the Faculty of Applied Arts, which is near the Giza Security Directorate, according to SAC female coordinator at Cairo University …

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In Pictures: Clashes erupt between SAC and security forces in Al-Azhar University

Clashes erupted Wednesday between students affiliated with the group Students Against the Coup and security forces during protests at a number of universities, including Al-Azhar, Alexandria, Cairo, and Beni Suef. Two students died of fatal birdshot wounds at Beni Suef University after the protesting students took the protest off campus, according to the student observatory …

AbdelHalim H. AbdAllah

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In Pictures: Egypt policemen sentenced to 10 years for blogger death

  AFP-  Two Egyptian policemen were sentenced to 10 years in jail Monday for the killing of a blogger whose death rallied protesters in the 2011 revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak. The two were sentenced following a retrial for the manslaughter and torture of Khaled Said in June 2010, when they had unlawfully arrested him at …

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