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Egyptian state cultural institutions to close for three-day mourning period

EgyptAir flight MS804 crashed while en route from Paris to Cairo in the early hours of Thursday

Ahram Online , Friday 20 May 2016
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State culture institutions will suspend their activities for a three-day mourning period to mark the loss of EgyptAir's flight MS804, Egypt's Culture Minister Helmy El-Namnam decided on Friday.

Among the institutions operating under the ministry which announced the activities' suspention so far are Theatre House, a body responsible of all state-theatre activities, the Cultural Development Fund overseeing activities of the International Music Centre, Beit El-Sehemi, El-Ghouri Caravansary etc, the Cairo Opera House, and the Fine Arts Sector responsible of the state-museums. 

The institutions will reopen on Monday.

The EgyptAir plane crashed in the Mediterranean in the early hours of Thursday while en route from Paris to Cairo.

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