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Picture of the day: vacationer relaxes at El Sokhna beach as tanker moves towards Suez Canal

Ain El Sokhna

The first cargo ships passed through Egypt's New Suez Canal on Saturday in a test-run before it opens next month, 11 months after the army began constructing the $8 billion canal alongside the existing 145-year-old Suez Canal.

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