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Donwtown Cairo: Crowd movements.

Vincent Battesti

End Ramadan’s festivities in the streets of Downtown Cairo: evoked in a recent work (The Giza Zoo: Re-Appropriating Public Spaces, Re-Imagining Urban Beauty), they witness, or they are rather the scene of a dense appropriation or empowerment of the physical and moral space, sometimes with this typical carnival feature (in the meaning of a temporary inversion of values).

Example, here related in Al-Ahram weekly, this Fall 2006, (1 - 7 November 2006, issue No. 818), with the paper “Streets of shame” by Karim El-Khashab:

 See also Al-Ahram Weekly online:

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