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The Hot Sand Baths of Siwa - 27 Aug 2015
In the searing heat of summer in western Egypt, at the hottest time of the day, sufferers of rheumatism, joint pain, infertility or impotence lie buried neck-deep in the sand of Siwa near Dakrour Mountain. Locals say taking a sand bath is a natural therapy with powers to cure many medical conditions. Patients relax in the shade before treatment, which includes massages by the feet of health workers who also submerge their patients up to their neck in the desert. Patients drink mint tea in tents following the treatment.
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August 27, 2015
Patients relax in a small motel prior to their sand bath in Siwa, Egypt, August 13, 2015. In the searing...
Siwa, Egypt
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Patients relax in a small motel prior to their sand bath in Siwa, Egypt, August 13, 2015. In the searing heat of summer in western Egypt, at the hottest time of the day, sufferers of rheumatism, joint pain, infertility or impotence lie buried neck-deep in the sand of Siwa near Dakrour Mountain. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
EGYPT-HEALTH/WIDERIMAGE
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August 27, 2015
A worker digs fresh holes in the sand for patients who will take sand baths in Siwa, Egypt, August 13,...
Siwa, Egypt
Wider Image: The Hot Sand Baths of Siwa
A worker digs fresh holes in the sand for patients who will take sand baths in Siwa, Egypt, August 13, 2015. Locals say taking a sand bath is a natural therapy with powers to cure many medical conditions. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
EGYPT-HEALTH/WIDERIMAGE
RTX1PUTB
August 27, 2015
A worker digs fresh holes in the sand in front of small tents for patients who will take sand baths in...
Siwa, Egypt
Wider Image: The Hot Sand Baths of Siwa
A worker digs fresh holes in the sand in front of small tents for patients who will take sand baths in Siwa, Egypt, August 12, 2015. Patients relax in the shade before treatment, which includes massages by the feet of health workers after they submerge their patients up to their neck in the desert. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
EGYPT-HEALTH/WIDERIMAGE
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August 27, 2015
A worker flattens the sand in the area of a tent before patients use it as a "sauna" after their sand...
Siwa, Egypt
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A worker flattens the sand in the area of a tent before patients use it as a "sauna" after their sand bath in Siwa, Egypt, August 12, 2015. Patients drink mint tea in tents following the treatment. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
EGYPT-HEALTH/WIDERIMAGE
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August 27, 2015
A worker waits near a tent after digging holes and erecting "sauna" tents for patients in Siwa, Egypt,...
Siwa, Egypt
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A worker waits near a tent after digging holes and erecting "sauna" tents for patients in Siwa, Egypt, August 11, 2015. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
EGYPT-HEALTH/WIDERIMAGE
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August 27, 2015
A worker helps a patient take off his clothes before he's buried in the sand in Siwa, Egypt, August 11,...
Siwa, Egypt
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A worker helps a patient take off his clothes before he's buried in the sand in Siwa, Egypt, August 11, 2015. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
EGYPT-HEALTH/WIDERIMAGE
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August 27, 2015
Workers help to bury a patient in the sand during his sand bath in Siwa, Egypt, August 12, 2015. REUTERS/Asmaa...
Siwa, Egypt
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Workers help to bury a patient in the sand during his sand bath in Siwa, Egypt, August 12, 2015. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
EGYPT-HEALTH/WIDERIMAGE
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August 27, 2015
A patient grimaces as a worker covers his body in hot sand in Siwa, Egypt, August 11, 2015. REUTERS/Asmaa...
Siwa, Egypt
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A patient grimaces as a worker covers his body in hot sand in Siwa, Egypt, August 11, 2015. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
EGYPT-HEALTH/WIDERIMAGE
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August 27, 2015
A worker stands next to a patient buried in the hot sand in Siwa, Egypt, August 12, 2015. REUTERS/Asmaa...
Siwa, Egypt
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A worker stands next to a patient buried in the hot sand in Siwa, Egypt, August 12, 2015. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
EGYPT-HEALTH/WIDERIMAGE
RTX1PURW
August 27, 2015
A worker gives a massage to a patient buried in sand by pressing on his shoulders with his feet in Siwa,...
Siwa, Egypt
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A worker gives a massage to a patient buried in sand by pressing on his shoulders with his feet in Siwa, Egypt, August 12, 2015. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
EGYPT-HEALTH/WIDERIMAGE
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August 27, 2015
A patient is buried in the hot sand in Siwa, Egypt, August 12, 2015. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
Siwa, Egypt
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A patient is buried in the hot sand in Siwa, Egypt, August 12, 2015. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
EGYPT-HEALTH/WIDERIMAGE
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August 27, 2015
A patient buried in the hot sand looks out from under a shade that protects his face from the sun in...
Siwa, Egypt
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A patient buried in the hot sand looks out from under a shade that protects his face from the sun in Siwa, Egypt, August 12, 2015. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
EGYPT-HEALTH/WIDERIMAGE
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August 27, 2015
Toes of a patient are seen as he is buried in the hot sand in Siwa, Egypt, August 12, 2015. REUTERS/Asmaa...
Siwa, Egypt
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Toes of a patient are seen as he is buried in the hot sand in Siwa, Egypt, August 12, 2015. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
EGYPT-HEALTH/WIDERIMAGE
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August 27, 2015
A woker tends to patients buried in the sand in Siwa, Egypt, August 11, 2015. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
Siwa, Egypt
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A woker tends to patients buried in the sand in Siwa, Egypt, August 11, 2015. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
EGYPT-HEALTH/WIDERIMAGE
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August 27, 2015
A worker helps a patient covered with a blanket to go to a sauna-like tent after he was removed from...
Siwa, Egypt
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A worker helps a patient covered with a blanket to go to a sauna-like tent after he was removed from the hot sands where he was buried in Siwa, Egypt, August 12, 2015. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
EGYPT-HEALTH/WIDERIMAGE
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August 27, 2015
Patients relax in a tent that acts as a sauna after their sand bath in Siwa, Egypt, August 13, 2015....
Siwa, Egypt
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Patients relax in a tent that acts as a sauna after their sand bath in Siwa, Egypt, August 13, 2015. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
EGYPT-HEALTH/WIDERIMAGE
RTX1PUSN
August 27, 2015
Patients drink herbal tea inside a tent used as a sauna as they relax after their sand bath in Siwa,...
Siwa, Egypt
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Patients drink herbal tea inside a tent used as a sauna as they relax after their sand bath in Siwa, Egypt, August 17, 2015. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
EGYPT-HEALTH/WIDERIMAGE
RTX1PUSA
August 27, 2015
A worker helps a patient, who is wrapped in a blanket leave, a "sauna" tent after his sand bath in Siwa,...
Siwa, Egypt
Wider Image: The Hot Sand Baths of Siwa
A worker helps a patient, who is wrapped in a blanket leave, a "sauna" tent after his sand bath in Siwa, Egypt, August 12, 2015. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
EGYPT-HEALTH/WIDERIMAGE
RTX1PUSB
August 27, 2015
A worker helps patients, who are wrappd in a blanket, leave a "sauna" tent after their sand baths in...
Siwa, Egypt
Wider Image: The Hot Sand Baths of Siwa
A worker helps patients, who are wrappd in a blanket, leave a "sauna" tent after their sand baths in Siwa, Egypt, August 12, 2015. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
EGYPT-HEALTH/WIDERIMAGE
RTX1PURU
August 27, 2015
A worker helps a patient, who is wrapped in a blanket, leave a "sauna" tent after his sand bath in Siwa,...
Siwa, Egypt
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A worker helps a patient, who is wrapped in a blanket, leave a "sauna" tent after his sand bath in Siwa, Egypt, August 12, 2015. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
EGYPT-HEALTH/WIDERIMAGE
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August 27, 2015
A patient, who is wrapped in a blanket, leaves a "sauna" tent after his sand bath in Siwa, Egypt, August...
Siwa, Egypt
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A patient, who is wrapped in a blanket, leaves a "sauna" tent after his sand bath in Siwa, Egypt, August 13, 2015. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
EGYPT-HEALTH/WIDERIMAGE
RTX1PUSH
August 27, 2015
A patient sits in a car wrapped in a blanket after his sand bath treatment in Siwa, Egypt, August 13,...
Siwa, Egypt
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A patient sits in a car wrapped in a blanket after his sand bath treatment in Siwa, Egypt, August 13, 2015. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
EGYPT-HEALTH/WIDERIMAGE
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August 27, 2015
Patients relax after finishing their sand bath treatment in a rest area where they spend the night in...
Siwa, Egypt
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Patients relax after finishing their sand bath treatment in a rest area where they spend the night in Siwa, Egypt, August 12, 2015. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
EGYPT-HEALTH/WIDERIMAGE
RTX1PURV
August 27, 2015
Patients pray at a rest area near Dakrour mountain prior to their sand bath in Siwa, Egypt, August 13,...
Siwa, Egypt
Wider Image: The Hot Sand Baths of Siwa
Patients pray at a rest area near Dakrour mountain prior to their sand bath in Siwa, Egypt, August 13, 2015. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
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