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PHOTO GALLERY: Time is up for Cairo's historic Nile houseboats




Egyptian-British national Omar Robert Hamilton, 37, stands at the balcony of his houseboat located in the Agouza district on the Giza bank of the Nile river on June 27, 2022, days before its expected removal as part of a wider decree to clear all of the river s banks in the area. AFP

This picture taken on June 27, 2022 from the Giza side of the Nile river shows one of the houseboats moored along the Giza bank in the Agouza district, days before its expected removal as part of a wider decree to clear all of the river s banks in the area. AFP

This picture taken on June 27, 2022 from the Cairo side of the Nile river shows houseboats moored along the Giza bank in the Agouza district, days before their expected removal as part of a wider decree to clear all of the river s banks in the area. AFP

This picture taken on June 27, 2022 from the Giza side of the Nile river shows houseboats moored along the Giza bank in the Agouza district, days before their expected removal as part of a wider decree to clear all of the river s banks in the area. AFP

One of the houseboats usually moored across one of the banks of the Nile river between the Zamalek district of Egypt s capital Cairo (R) and the Agouza district of its twin city of Giza (L) is towed away by authorities on June 27, 2022, as part of a wider decree to clear all of the river s banks in the area. AFP

One of the houseboats usually moored across one of the banks of the Nile river between the Zamalek district of Egypt s capital Cairo (background) and the Agouza district of its twin city of Giza (foreground) is towed away by authorities on June 27, 2022, as part of a wider decree to clear all of the river s banks in the area. AFP

One of the houseboats usually moored across one of the banks of the Nile river between the Zamalek district of Egypt s capital Cairo (background) and the Agouza district of its twin city of Giza (foreground) is towed away by authorities on June 27, 2022, as part of a wider decree to clear all of the river s banks in the area. AFP

One of the houseboats usually moored across one of the banks of the Nile river between the Zamalek district of Egypt s capital Cairo (R) and the Agouza district of its twin city of Giza (L) is towed away by authorities on June 27, 2022, as part of a wider decree to clear all of the river s banks in the area. AFP

One of the houseboats usually moored across one of the banks of the Nile river between the Zamalek district of Egypt s capital Cairo (background) and the Agouza district of its twin city of Giza (foreground) is towed away by authorities on June 27, 2022, as part of a wider decree to clear all of the river s banks in the area. AFP

This picture taken on June 27, 2022 from the Cairo side of the Nile river shows houseboats moored along the Giza bank in the Agouza district, days before their expected removal as part of a wider decree to clear all of the river s banks in the area. AFP

This picture taken on June 27, 2022 from the Cairo side of the Nile river shows houseboats moored along the Giza bank in the Agouza district, days before their expected removal as part of a wider decree to clear all of the river s banks in the area. AFP

A family of fishermen sits in a boat as one of the houseboats (background) usually moored across one of the banks of the Nile river between the Zamalek district of Egypt s capital Cairo (R) and the Agouza district of its twin city of Giza (L) is towed away by authorities on June 27, 2022, as part of a wider decree to clear all of the river s banks in the area. AFP

Egyptian-British national Omar Robert Hamilton, 37, uses a laptop as he sits at the balcony of his houseboat located in the Agouza district on the Giza bank of the Nile river on June 27, 2022, days before its expected removal as part of a wider decree to clear all of the river s banks in the area. AFP

This picture taken on June 27, 2022 from the Giza side of the Nile river shows one of the houseboats moored along the Giza bank in the Agouza district, days before its expected removal as part of a wider decree to clear all of the river s banks in the area. AFP