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Despite this year’s jump in lantern prices, people did not give up on their tradition
“Bambah’s pieces are also very energetic and tend to move very well, so we thought no one could do them justice like a beautiful ballerina roaming around the streets of Cairo,” says designer
Street music, a tradition in many other parts of the world, is not a common occurrence on Egypt’s streets, with the exception of wedding processions and caravans blaring both traditional and mahraganat music
Video by Asmaa Gamal and Ahmed Hendawy Editing by Omar Korashi
Om Hassan has worked as a shoe shiner for 16 years, paying for her 5 children to attend college
By Ahmed Tharwat Muslim women living in the West are attacked in the streets, supermarkets, buses, and football games, just for wearing the hijab. In France, Muslim students are denied education for wearing hijabs, last week a 15-year-old Muslim student was banned from school for wearing a long black skirt, “seen as openly religious for …
25 November is international day for the elimination of violence against women
Book documents how the streets of Cairo were planned, built and adapted
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As days pass the water starts to disappear but the mud remains, a monumental task is ahead for the street sweepers that attempt to make some inroads into the sticky mess covering the streets.
The streets of Cairo seem to be less prepared for the holy month compared to previous years
A trip to one of the busiest areas of Cairo brings a pleasant surprise.
Cairo Runners organise Cairo’s first half marathon
Failing the art of going out
A group of street artists are using colour to reshape the minds of Egyptians
The battikh and mangoes have nearly completely disappeared and have been replaced with shiny, bright red, juicy deliciousness that taste great in salads, sauces and soups.
One man’s crusade to raise awareness of Cairo’s architectural heritage
On the smaller streets riding a bike is a breeze, since you avoid the kind of traffic that bogs down cars. On the bigger streets it is more challenging but general rules apply; take the right side of the road (but leave some space), deal with the other traffic as if you are a slower, smaller car and above all be mindful of your surroundings.
The railroad that traverses Maadi seems a relic from a time long past; grass grows between the iron rails and the trees that grow on the sides of the track join high in the air to form a tunnel of leaves.
Business as usual on the streets of Cairo