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Eid preparations in the street

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Eid is almost here and that means the sighting of farm animals dramatically increases all over Egypt

The time for wandering sheep has come (Photo by Mohamed Omar)

The time for wandering sheep has come
(Photo by Mohamed Omar)

Cairo streets often contain more than just cars and pedestrians; small businesses spill out on pavements, stray dogs and cats fight for dominion of street corners and the occasional flock of sheep resides stoically on the sides of major thoroughfares.

Eid is traditionally celebrated with a sacrifice of an animal, often sheep but the occasional cow or camel, in the early hours of the morning of the first day. And over the past days, in preparation of the big feast slated to take place next week, the amount of livestock traveling in the back of pickup trucks or sauntering down the streets has increased.

Happy feast!

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