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PHOTO GALLERY: Thorns to harvest: Egyptian prickly pears




Egyptians buy boxes of freshly harvested prickly pear, a seasonal fruit also known as cactus fruit, at a farm in the village of Mit Kinahh in the al-Qalyubia governorate. AFP

Egyptians buy boxes of freshly harvested prickly pear, a seasonal fruit also known as cactus fruit, at a farm in the village of Mit Kinahh in the al-Qalyubia governorate. AFP

Egyptians buy boxes of freshly harvested prickly pear, a seasonal fruit also known as cactus fruit, at a farm in the village of Mit Kinahh in the al-Qalyubia governorate. AFP

An Egyptian farmer fills a box with freshly harvested prickly pear, a seasonal fruit also known as cactus fruit, at a farm in the village of Mit Kinahh in the al-Qalyubia governorate. AFP

An Egyptian farmer drives a tractor as a worker walks near boxes filled with freshly harvested prickly pear, a seasonal fruit also known as cactus fruit, at a farm in the village of Mit Kinahh in the al-Qalyubia governorate. AFP

An Egyptian farmer harvests prickly pear, a seasonal fruit also known as cactus fruit, at a farm in the village of Mit Kinahh in the al-Qalyubia governorate. AFP

Egyptian farmers harvest prickly pear, a seasonal fruit also known as cactus fruit, at a farm in the village of Mit Kinahh in the al-Qalyubia governorate. AFP

An Egyptian farmer shows a bucket filled with freshly harvested prickly pear, a seasonal fruit also known as cactus fruit, at a farm in the village of Mit Kinahh in the al-Qalyubia governorate. AFP

An Egyptian farmer helps another to carry boxes of freshly harvested prickly pear, a seasonal fruit also known as cactus fruit, at a farm in the village of Mit Kinahh in the al-Qalyubia governorate. AFP

A prickly pear cactus carries fruits at a farm in the village of Mit Kinahh in the al-Qalyubia governorate. AFP

An Egyptian farmer harvests prickly pear, a seasonal fruit also known as cactus fruit, at a farm in the village of Mit Kinahh in the al-Qalyubia governorate. AFP

An Egyptian farmer carries a box with freshly harvested prickly pear, a seasonal fruit also known as cactus fruit, at a farm in the village of Mit Kinahh in the al-Qalyubia governorate. AFP

An Egyptian farmer carries boxes of freshly harvested prickly pear, a seasonal fruit also known as cactus fruit, at a farm in the village of Mit Kinahh in the al-Qalyubia governorate. AFP

An Egyptian farmer harvests prickly pear, a seasonal fruit also known as cactus fruit, at a farm in the village of Mit Kinahh in the al-Qalyubia governorate. AFP

An Egyptian farmer harvests prickly pear, a seasonal fruit also known as cactus fruit, at a farm in the village of Mit Kinahh in the al-Qalyubia governorate. AFP

An Egyptian farmer harvests prickly pear, a seasonal fruit also known as cactus fruit, at a farm in the village of Mit Kinahh in the al-Qalyubia governorate. AFP