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PHOTO GALLERY: The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in close snapshots


The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
The GERD hasn't stopped the Blue Nile from flowing into the downstream countries during construction (Photo: Bassem Abo Alabass)
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
The GERD hasn't stopped the Blue Nile from flowing into the downstream countries during construction (Photo: Bassem Abo Alabass)
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
The Labour force working on the GERD is estimated at 11,000 (Photo: Bassem Abo Alabass)
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
The GERD hasn't stopped the Blue Nile from flowing into the downstream countries during construction (Photo: Bassem Abo Alabass)
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
The GERD hasn't stopped the Blue Nile from flowing into the downstream countries during construction (Photo: Bassem Abo Alabass)
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
The GERD hasn't stopped the Blue Nile from flowing into the downstream countries during construction (Photo: Bassem Abo Alabass)
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
The 55-percent-complete Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam (GERD) is located approximately 500 km north west of the capital Addis Ababa, in the region of Benishangul - Gumaz along the Blue Nile.(Photo: Bassem Abo Alabass)
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
The Blue Nile's upstream before passing through the GERD (Photo: Bassem Abo Alabass)
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
The 50-meter-high Saddle Dam, which will help in filling the GERD's reservoir that has a water storage capacity of 72 billion cubic meters (Photo: Bassem Abo Alabass)
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
The 5.2 km-long Saddle Dam, which is the second section of the GERD (Photo: Bassem Abo Alabass)
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
The GERD hasn't stopped the Blue Nile from flowing into the downstream countries during construction (Photo: Bassem Abo Alabass)
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Ahram Online visits the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance dam which has been a source of contention in relations between Cairo and Addis Ababa

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