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PHOTO GALLERY: Solar Impulse's penultimate flight of round-the-world tour lands in Cairo




Solar Impulse 2 flew over Giza Pyramids at sunrise on Wednesday.

Solar Impulse 2 flew over the Giza's Pyramids at sunrise.

Solar Impulse 2 flew over Giza's Pyramids at sunrise on Wednesday.

André Borscherg, engineer, co-founder and pilot of Solar Impulse's penultimate flight of the world tour, landed in Cairo after two days of flying.

Solar Impulse 2 weighs 2.3 tons, has a wingspan of 72 meters, contains 17,248 solar cells, and flies at an average speed of 75 km/h.

A delegation from the Egyptian civil aviation ministry received Solar Impulse 2 at Cairo International Airport.

A team of European experts were present at Cairo International Airport to assist Solar Impulse 2.

Pilots André Borschberg and Betrand Piccard discussed clean technology with civil aviation minister Sherif Fathi.

Pilots André Boscherg, who operate the Seville-Cairo flight, and Betrand Piccard, co-founders of Solar Impulse, were received at Cairo International Airport on Wednesday.

Solar Impulse 2 landed at Cairo International Airport early Wednesday.

A delegation from the United Arab Emirates, a sponsor of Solar Impulse, and another from Switzerland, home country of the project's pioneers, received Solar Impulse 2 at the airport.