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Whirling dervishes perform to mark the first day of the holy month of Ramadan at El-Moez Street in historical Fatimid Cairo, Egypt yesterday. Devout Muslims throughout the world began to celebrate Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, refraining from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from sunrise to sunset.
A young Palestinian waits at the Rafah border crossing with Egypt, in the southern Gaza Strip, after it was opened for two days by Egyptian authorities on Thursday
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Palestinians try to get in a bus to cross into Egypt at the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip on Friday. Egypt opened the Rafah border crossing on Thursday for two days to allow Palestinians on humanitarian grounds to travel in and out of the Gaza Strip
An Egyptian woman waits for an election worker to check her identification card inside a polling center during the second phase of the parliamentary election, in the Maadi district of Cairo, Egypt, Monday
An Egyptian policeman stands guard in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt on Thursday. Despite ongoing security concerns in the north African country, tourists are still visiting Egypt’s main attractions such as Luxor and the Red Sea
A Palestinian worker is lowered on a rope into a smuggling tunnel, that was flooded by Egyptian security forces, beneath the border between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip
An election worker sits inside a polling station during the runoff of the first round of the parliamentary election, in Al-Haram in Giza, a neighboring city of Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday
An Egyptian boy watches his father mark his ballot during the final day of the first round of the Egyptian parliamentary elections, at a polling station in Alexandria, Egypt yesterday. Egyptian authorities have given government workers a half-day off Monday in an attempt to bolster low turnout in the country’s parliamentary election. The government has not released turnout figures for voting on Sunday.
An Egyptian passenger sits on the locomotive part of a train as it leaves Cairo train station in Egypt, Wednesday
Cairo taken from an airplane on Wednesday shows a section of the Egyptian capital of Cairo and the Nile River
An Egyptian guide nuzzles a camel at the Giza pyramids, on the southern outskirts of Cairo, on Monday
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A man stands among camels during an auction at Birqash Camel Market just outside of Cairo, Egypt on Friday ahead of next week’s Eid al-Adha holiday. Muslims all over the world celebrate the three-day festival Eid al-Adha, by sacrificing sheep, goats, camels and cows to commemorate the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son, Ismail, on God’s command
Families of Palestinians who were abducted by gunmen is Egypt’s Sinai’s northern region, take part in a demonstration calling for their release at the Rafah border crossing with Egypt in the southern Gaza Strip, on Wednesday
Members of the Egyptian Ultras Nahdawi youth group take part in a protest against the removal of former President, Mohamed Morsi, by the Egyptian military, in the Nahiyya neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt.
A Palestinian girl sits on a suitcase as she waits with her family for permission to enter Egypt at the Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip, on Monday. Egypt is due to re-open its Rafah border crossing with the Palestinian coastal enclave for three days
An Egyptian carries a member of the armed forces on his shoulders during celebrations of the opening of the new addition to the Suez Canal, in Tahrir Square, downtown Cairo, Egypt on Thursday
Divers swim above toilets from a wreck near the Yolanda Reef at Ras Mohammad, close to Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt on thursday. The famous dive site of the Ras Mohammed National Park contains the remains of the ‘Yolanda’ wreck, which sank in the 1970s, leaving toilets and bath tubs on the sea bed
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Visitors react on the rock as a man jumps into the water, above Cleopatra’s Beach, on a summer s day before the start of the holy month of Ramadan at the Mediterranean city of Marsa Matrouh, northwest of Cairo, Egypt
Tourists visit Karnak temple in Luxor, a town 700 kilometres (435 miles) south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on Thursday. The ancient temple was open as usual despite a foiled suicide and gun attack on the world-famous site
Defendants on trial for the deaths in a riot following a football match in Port Said in February 2012, are seen behind bars during their trial in Cairo, Egypt. An Egyptian court on Tuesday confirmed the death sentences of 11 men for their part in the country’s worst-ever football-related violence.