Boats sail in the Nile river in Aswan on the road to the touristic Nubia,
Boats sail in the Nile river in Aswan on the road to the touristic Nubia, south of Egypt, October 1, 2015. For half a century, Egypt's Nubians have patiently lobbied the government in Cairo for a return to their homelands on the banks of the Nile, desperate to reclaim territory their ancestors first cultivated 3,000 years ago. Yet all their efforts to gain political influence have brought next to nothing. In Egypt's incoming parliament, which will be finalised after a second round of voting on Sunday, the Nubians will hold just one of 568 elected seats. Picture taken October 1, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany.