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A Look at Life in Egypt

A Look at Life in Egypt
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Ships wait to pass the Suez Canal on the Great Bitter Lake, in the province of Ismailia, Egypt, March 25, 2021. Egypt's Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said on Thursday that it has temporarily suspended navigation through the world's busiest shipping course until the grounded cargo ship is completely freed. (Photo by Ahmed Gomaa/Xinhua News Agency/Imago)

Ships wait to pass the Suez Canal on the Great Bitter Lake, in the province of Ismailia, Egypt, March 25, 2021. Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said on Thursday that it has temporarily suspended navigation through the world’s busiest shipping course until the grounded cargo ship is completely freed. (Photo by Ahmed Gomaa/Xinhua News Agency/Imago)

Bedouin men ride camels in front of the monastery of St. Catherine, Saint Catherine city, South Sinai, Egypt, 19 March 2021. Egyptian Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled Al-Anani met up with Taba investors to talk with them through the problems they face in order to promote domestic tourism during his visit to attend the celebration of the 32nd anniversary of Taba’s return to Egyptian lands. Egyptian tourism sector which has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic had received between 270,000 and 290,000 tourists on a monthly basis, equivalent to 10,000 tourists a day in the last three months of 2020, according to Al-Anani. (Photo by Khaled Elfiqi/EPA/EFE)

Bedouin men ride camels in front of the monastery of St. Catherine, Saint Catherine city, South Sinai, Egypt, 19 March 2021. Egyptian Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled Al-Anani met up with Taba investors to talk with them through the problems they face in order to promote domestic tourism during his visit to attend the celebration of the 32nd anniversary of Taba’s return to Egyptian lands. Egyptian tourism sector which has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic had received between 270,000 and 290,000 tourists on a monthly basis, equivalent to 10,000 tourists a day in the last three months of 2020, according to Al-Anani. (Photo by Khaled Elfiqi/EPA/EFE)

Fadi Francis, a 29-year-old journalist and artist, holds a magnifying glass and a white ceramic paste character of the mummy of ancient Egyptian King Ramses II that he made, in Cairo, Egypt on December 12, 2020. (Photo by Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)

Fadi Francis, a 29-year-old journalist and artist, holds a magnifying glass and a white ceramic paste character of the mummy of ancient Egyptian King Ramses II that he made, in Cairo, Egypt on December 12, 2020. (Photo by Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)

Fireworks explode over the new suspension bridge crossing the River Nile and named the Tahya Misr (Long Live Egypt) bridge in Cairo, Egypt, January 1, 2021. (Photo by Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)

Fireworks explode over the new suspension bridge crossing the River Nile and named the Tahya Misr (Long Live Egypt) bridge in Cairo, Egypt, January 1, 2021. (Photo by Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)

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Latin performers cheer during their performance by the beach on Valentine's Day in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt on February 14, 2021. (Photo by Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters)

Latin performers cheer during their performance by the beach on Valentine’s Day in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt on February 14, 2021. (Photo by Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters)

Latin performers cheer during their performance by the beach on Valentine's Day in a Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt on February 14, 2021. (Photo by Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters)

Latin performers cheer during their performance by the beach on Valentine’s Day in a Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt on February 14, 2021. (Photo by Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters)

Nour Mohamed, 27, an Egyptian woman skateboarder wearing a full veil (niqab), takes a selfie with her board during the Red Bull Mind the Gap first skateboarding event in Egypt, inside Townhouse Gallery near Tahrir Square, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Cairo, Egypt on February 27, 2021. (Photo by Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters)

Nour Mohamed, 27, an Egyptian woman skateboarder wearing a full veil (niqab), takes a selfie with her board during the Red Bull Mind the Gap first skateboarding event in Egypt, inside Townhouse Gallery near Tahrir Square, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Cairo, Egypt on February 27, 2021. (Photo by Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters)

Egyptians look for remains of victims around mangled train carriages at the scene of a train accident in Sohag, Egypt, Friday, March 26, 2021. Egyptian officials say two trains collided in southern Egypt in the latest in a series of deadly accidents along Egypt's troubled rail system, which has been plagued by poor maintenance and management. (Photo by AP Photo/Stringer)

Egyptians look for remains of victims around mangled train carriages at the scene of a train accident in Sohag, Egypt, Friday, March 26, 2021. Egyptian officials say two trains collided in southern Egypt in the latest in a series of deadly accidents along Egypt’s troubled rail system, which has been plagued by poor maintenance and management. (Photo by AP Photo/Stringer)

Egyptians gather around mangled train carriages at the scene of a train accident in Sohag, Egypt, on Friday, March 26, 2021. (Photo by AP Photo/Stringer)

Egyptians gather around mangled train carriages at the scene of a train accident in Sohag, Egypt, on Friday, March 26, 2021. (Photo by AP Photo/Stringer)

A trove of ancient coffins and artifacts on display that Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass and his team unearthed in a vast necropolis, in Saqqara, south of Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, January 17, 2021. (Photo by Nariman El-Mofty/AP Photo)

A trove of ancient coffins and artifacts on display that Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass and his team unearthed in a vast necropolis, in Saqqara, south of Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, January 17, 2021. (Photo by Nariman El-Mofty/AP Photo)

A man wearing a protective face mask walks in a tunnel besides street vendors in Shubra El Kheima, Al Qalyubia Governorate, north of Cairo, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, Egypt on January 5, 2021. (Photo by Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)

A man wearing a protective face mask walks in a tunnel besides street vendors in Shubra El Kheima, Al Qalyubia Governorate, north of Cairo, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, Egypt on January 5, 2021. (Photo by Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)

This picture taken on February 23, 2021 shows a view of the Francis Papazian watchmaker's shop in the central Attaba district of Egypt's capital Cairo. Time seems to have stood still at Papazian's, the Armenian watchmaker shop that has stood in Cairo's Attaba Square since 1903 under the arcade of an old Haussmann-style building built in the downtown district's heyday and currently surrounded by street vendors. (Photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP Photo)

This picture taken on February 23, 2021 shows a view of the Francis Papazian watchmaker’s shop in the central Attaba district of Egypt’s capital Cairo. Time seems to have stood still at Papazian’s, the Armenian watchmaker shop that has stood in Cairo’s Attaba Square since 1903 under the arcade of an old Haussmann-style building built in the downtown district’s heyday and currently surrounded by street vendors. (Photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP Photo)

A mask-clad Egyptian policeman rides a camel in front of the Giza Pyramids on the southwestern outskirts of the Egyptian capital Cairo, on December 18, 2020. (Photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP Photo)

A mask-clad Egyptian policeman rides a camel in front of the Giza Pyramids on the southwestern outskirts of the Egyptian capital Cairo, on December 18, 2020. (Photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP Photo)

A man, wrapped in warm clothes, rides his two wheel vehicle along a street in Egypt, 17 February 2021. According to the Egyptian Meteorological Authority, Egypt is to experience cold temperatures, and rain in upcoming days. (Photo by Khaled Elfiqi/EPA/EFE)

A man, wrapped in warm clothes, rides his two wheel vehicle along a street in Egypt, 17 February 2021. According to the Egyptian Meteorological Authority, Egypt is to experience cold temperatures, and rain in upcoming days. (Photo by Khaled Elfiqi/EPA/EFE)

Egyptian swimmer, Omar Sayed Shaaban, 21, who has broken the record for the highest out-of-water jump while wearing a monofin, trains with his monofin at Cairo Stadium Swimming Pools, Egypt, March 20, 2021. (Photo by Hayam Adel/Reuters)

Egyptian swimmer, Omar Sayed Shaaban, 21, who has broken the record for the highest out-of-water jump while wearing a monofin, trains with his monofin at Cairo Stadium Swimming Pools, Egypt, March 20, 2021. (Photo by Hayam Adel/Reuters)

Competitors participate in Egypt's Tough Mudder challenge organized by “TriFactory”, an Egyptian sports management company, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, at the O West district in Giza, Egypt on March 7, 2021. (Photo by Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters)

Competitors participate in Egypt’s Tough Mudder challenge organized by “TriFactory”, an Egyptian sports management company, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, at the O West district in Giza, Egypt on March 7, 2021. (Photo by Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters)

A woman falls in the water during Egypt's Tough Mudder challenge organized by “TriFactory”, an Egyptian sports management company, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, at the O West district in Giza, Egypt on March 7, 2021. (Photo by Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters)

A woman falls in the water during Egypt’s Tough Mudder challenge organized by “TriFactory”, an Egyptian sports management company, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, at the O West district in Giza, Egypt on March 7, 2021. (Photo by Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters)

Abdel Mohayman Shehata Ali, a 68-year-old man, works out along the bank of the Nile river, in Cairo, Egypt on February 14, 2021. (Photo by Ahmed Fahmy/Reuters)

Abdel Mohayman Shehata Ali, a 68-year-old man, works out along the bank of the Nile river, in Cairo, Egypt on February 14, 2021. (Photo by Ahmed Fahmy/Reuters)

Desert safari vehicles drive along in the White Desert, Egypt, 07 February 2021. Egypt is unique in the variety of desert oasis as Al Farafra Oasis, Swia and Al Bahria Oasis that attract tourists from all over the world to enjoy safaris in the sunny weather. The Supreme Council of Antiquities introduced the “Spend Winter in Egypt” initiative in January 2021 to encourage domestic tourism. Flights to various destinations are offered at flat rates from 15 January to 28 February and a there is a 50 per cent discount for Egyptians on tickets at the archaeological areas and museums in various governorates in January and February. The ministry has emphasized the importance to keep precautionary measures and health safety controls at all sites. (Photo by Khaled Elfiqi/EPA/EFE)

Desert safari vehicles drive along in the White Desert, Egypt, 07 February 2021. Egypt is unique in the variety of desert oasis as Al Farafra Oasis, Swia and Al Bahria Oasis that attract tourists from all over the world to enjoy safaris in the sunny weather. The Supreme Council of Antiquities introduced the “Spend Winter in Egypt” initiative in January 2021 to encourage domestic tourism. Flights to various destinations are offered at flat rates from 15 January to 28 February and a there is a 50 per cent discount for Egyptians on tickets at the archaeological areas and museums in various governorates in January and February. The ministry has emphasized the importance to keep precautionary measures and health safety controls at all sites. (Photo by Khaled Elfiqi/EPA/EFE)

Omar Gamal, a 28-year-old pigeon keeper, stands next to his pigeon coop on his rooftop in the Egyptian capital's twin city of Giza on February 21, 2021, with the Pyramids of (R to L) Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren), and Menkaure (Menkheres) in the background. An ancient tradition handed down through the generations, the practice of domesticating pigeons stretches across borders from the banks of the Nile to north Africa and beyond, with people not only training birds for competitions, but also serving them up as a dining delicacy. (Photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP Photo)

Omar Gamal, a 28-year-old pigeon keeper, stands next to his pigeon coop on his rooftop in the Egyptian capital’s twin city of Giza on February 21, 2021, with the Pyramids of (R to L) Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren), and Menkaure (Menkheres) in the background. An ancient tradition handed down through the generations, the practice of domesticating pigeons stretches across borders from the banks of the Nile to north Africa and beyond, with people not only training birds for competitions, but also serving them up as a dining delicacy. (Photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP Photo)

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