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Closing ceremony of new Suez Canal inauguration underway

Thursday 6 Aug 2015
Egypt
Snapshot from State TV of the closing ceremony of the New Suez Canal, in Egypt 6 August 2015
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The closing ceremony of the new Suez Canal inauguration began late Thursday, with Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi in attendance. 

After an opening speech in which presenters saluted El-Sisi, veteran musician Omar Khairat and his orchestra began playing. A performance of the opera Aida is also scheduled.

 

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