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PHOTO GALLERY: Clearing of 'the Devil's Garden' of landmines in Egypt's Al-Alamein


(Photo: Waad Ahmed)
Display of mines extracted by the Egyptian Army from Al-Alamein during the past years
(Photo: Waad Ahmed)
Display of mines extracted by the Egyptian Army from Al-Alamein during the past years.
(Photo: Waad Ahmed)
Display of mines extracted by the Egyptian Army from Al-Alamein during the past years
(Photo: Waad Ahmed)
Display of mines extracted by the Egyptian Army from Al-Alamein during the past years
(Photo: Waad Ahmed)
Display of mines extracted by the Egyptian Army from Al-Alamein during the past years
(Photo: Waad Ahmed)
Display of mines extracted by the Egyptian Army from Al-Alamein during the past years
(Photo: Waad Ahmed)
Display of mines extracted by the Egyptian Army from Al-Alamein during the past years
(Photo: Waad Ahmed)
An Armtrac bought by the Egyptian army with international grants to clear minefields
(Photo: Waad Ahmed)
Demonstration of Al-Alamein battle in a military museum located inside the demining military base for the North Coast
(Photo: Waad Ahmed)
Demonstration of Al-Alamein battle in a military museum located inside the demining military base for the North Coast. On the left Mr. Ignacio Artaza, UNDP country director
(Photo: Waad Ahmed)
Al-Alamein remnants museum
(Photo: Waad Ahmed)
Al-Alamein remnants museum
(Photo: Waad Ahmed)
A british mine at Al-Alamein remnants museum
(Photo: Waad Ahmed)
Al-Alamein remnants museum
(Photo: Waad Ahmed)
Display of weapons extracted by the Egyptian Army from Al-Alamein during the past years
(Photo: Waad Ahmed)
Display of weapons extracted by the Egyptian Army from Al-Alamein during the past years
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On the 72nd anniversary of Al-Alamein battle where thousands of German and allied soldiers perished in 1942, the EU announced its first noteworthy grant to Egypt to clear mines planted by the Europeans during the Second World War.

The $6 million grant is only third of the cost of the second but not last phase of mine action.

More than 20 per cent of the world's landmines find home in Egypt.

The photos show mines and weapons found in minefields referred to by the German field marshal Rommel who led the 3rd Reichs campaigns in north Africa as the Devil's Garden.

All photos by Waad Ahmed

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