Women ride on a donkey drawn cart as they make their way home with their children in Siwa
Women ride on a donkey drawn cart as they make their way home with their children in Siwa, November 25, 2014. Although motorised tricycles are getting more popular in the last few years in Siwa, donkeys are still used for transporting both people and goods. Residents of Siwa have been hurt by declining tourism in Egypt, which received 9.5 million tourists last year, down from over 14.7 million tourists in 2010, before the uprising that ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Nationwide, the situation is gradually improving and the government says tourism could recover to pre-crisis levels next year if regional turmoil spares Egypt. But Siwa, located just 50 km (30 miles) from war-torn Libya, still sees only a fraction of the tourists that once visited the desert oasis, the head of Siwa's tourism authority says. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih (EGYPT - Tags: SOCIETY TRAVEL)
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