Egyptians crowd a public beach during a hot day in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria
Egyptians crowd a public beach during a hot day in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria September 5, 2014. El Max, in Alexandria, where hundreds of boats dart through the canals, has been called the "Venice of Egypt" for its waterways and relaxed atmosphere. Its fishermen, however, worry about how they will make ends meet on meagre earnings they say are being reduced further by polluted waters that are making fishing more difficult. While the government has tried to fix the state's bloated finances by cutting subsidies and reining in spending, some argue the reforms hurt Egypt's most vulnerable who have long relied on a generous system of fuel and food subsidies to supplement low incomes. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh (EGYPT - Tags: AGRICULTURE BUSINESS SOCIETY TRAVEL)
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