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Cairo’s Necropolis - 26 Mar 2014 - Sort by:
Cairo’s Necropolis - 26 Mar 2014
Images of people living and working amongst the dead in the 4-mile-long cemetery, which consists of tombs and mausoleums in Cairo. While some reside in the area to be closer to their ancient heritage, others were forced to reside here due to increased urbanization since the 1950s, or for work opportunities. The poorest live in a slum area in the City of the Dead.
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Um Fathy, a 70-year-old, collects clothes that were... more
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Cairo, Egypt
Um Fathy, a 70-year-old, collects clothes that were left out to dry next to mausoleums in front of her home at the El'Arafa necropolis, a cemetery located in the City of the Dead, in Cairo March 25, 2014. People live and work amongst the dead in the 4-mile-long cemetery, which consists of tombs and mausoleums. While some reside in the area to be closer to their ancient heritage, others were forced to move here from central Cairo due to increased urbanization since the 1950s, or for work opportunities. The poorest live in a slum area in the City of the Dead. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh (EGYPT - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY)
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Nawal Farhat, a 62-year-old, walks near tombs in front... more
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Um Naser, a 65-year-old, poses at her home at the El'Arafa... more
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A woman carries her baby in front of her home at the... more
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Um Naser, a 65-year-old, carries her paraplegic son... more
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Mona Gamal, a 52-year-old, moves herself into her wheelchair... more
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Nawal Farhat, a 62-year-old, poses at her home at the... more
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Nawal Farhat, a 62-year-old, sprays water on mausoleums... more
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Nawal Farhat, a 62-year-old, poses in her home at the... more
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Um Naser, a 65-year-old, walks in front of a mausoleum... more
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A general view of shrines and tombs are seen at the... more
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A woman walks near shrines and tombs at the El'Arafa... more
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