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Egypt in Pictures: A Friday morning in Cairo

Ahram Online captures bits and pieces of life in the capital on an ordinary Friday morning

Ahram Online, Friday 4 Apr 2014
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Friday Prayers
Prayer mats rolled up before Friday Prayers begin, a common view across Cairo every week (Photo: Osman El Sharnoubi)

 

Cycling
A group of cyclers on their weekly Friday ride (Photo: Osman El Sharnoubi)

 

Bridge
Cairo's 6 October bridge is unusually navigable on Friday mornings (Photo: Randa Ali)

 

Al-Azhar
Children on a day out at Cairo's Al-Azhar Park (Photo: Mai Shaheen)

 

Dogs
Girls play with their dogs in one of Cairo's suburban compounds (Photo: Nadeen Shaker)

 

Folklore
An Egyptian folk musician plays the 'Mizmar' at Al-Azhar park (Photo: Mai Shaheen)

 

Al-Azhar Park
Cairo's Al-Azhar Park crowded on a Friday morning (Photo: Mai Shaheen)

 

Yoga
A morning Yoga workout at Zamalek's Aquarium Grotto Garden (Photo: Lamia Hassan)

 

Zoo
A girl poses after feeding a hippo at Egypt's Giza Zoo (Photo: Osman El Sharnoubi)

 

Shrine
A man leans on the shrine of Sayyeda Nafisa, a descendant of Islam's Prophet Mohamed in Cairo (Photo: Osman El Sharnoubi)

 

Nile
A fisherman casts his net on the Nile across from Cairo's Manial district (Photo: Osman El Sharnoubi)

 

Boat
Am Ragab awaits clients to ride his boat on a Friday morning (Photo: Osman El Sharnoubi)

 

Motorcycle
Sherif takes his Harley bike out for a ride every Friday (Photo: Osman El Sharnoubi)

 

Swing
Man helps young girl get a swing started in Old Cairo (Photo: Osman El Sharnoubi)

 

Flowers
Florists selling flowers to passersby on the streets of Zamalek (Photo: Lamia Hassan)

 

Dancers
Contemporary dance performances take place in Cairo's stock-market area as part of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (Photo: courtesy of D-CAF)

 

Metro
Women chit-chat on a relatively empty metro car(Photo: Randa Ali)

 

Donkey
Omar and Karam pose with a donkey in downtown Cairo (Photo: Randa Ali)

 

Cafe
A man smokes his morning hookah at Happiness Cafe in downtown Cairo (Photo: Randa Ali)

 

Lens
Ahmed crafts his latest pair of lenses (Photo: Randa Ali)

 

Youssef
'Almost all of my customers have left the country, but i got used to spending time alone here,' Youssef says as he sits in his music shop (Photo: Randa Ali)

 

Square
In the heart of Talaat Harb Square in downtown, a man sells hand-made Rababas, an instrument originating in Upper Egypt (Photo: Randa Ali)

 

Downtown
Man crosses street in downtown Cairo (Photo: Randa Ali)

 

 

 

 

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ayman
06-04-2014 11:18am
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Nice
Unfortunately, the MB orchestrates a few protests here and there (composed of a few hundred stooges) every once in a while and intentionally attacking the police to provoke a response so they can export the illusion of a country in turmoil. Such are the images the west love to see, spread and dwell on. Make no mistake such twisted media manipulation by the MB and Al-Jazeera is intentional. This is treason plain and simple. We need to fight that before we can return back to living in peace as the pictures shown here and as I'm sure everyone knows Egypt and Egyptians have always have.
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Ali Mohsen
05-04-2014 02:48pm
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Great pictures
Pls could you do other cities? Thinking of tanta, portsaid, Ismailia, rashid
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Aly Afendi, Maadi
05-04-2014 12:00pm
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Good
I like the display with captions. Good pix.
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Jihan
05-04-2014 09:21am
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Egypt in Pictures: A Friday morning in Cairo
Re the Egypt in Pictures: A Friday morning in Cairo, published on Ahram Online, Friday 4 Apr 2014. I would like to join the yoga workout that was at Zamalek's Aquarium Grotto Garden (Photo: Lamia Hassan) as I live in Zamalek and miss yoga classes where my Indian trainer moved to the states. Appreciate if you could send me more info. thanks.
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Klaus77
04-04-2014 11:12pm
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Cairo on Friday morning
Great to see this why can we not share this images on Facebook for the rest of the world to see the violence which is going on in Egypt....
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