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    Default Cairo aglow at Ramadan

    Ramadan in Cairo is indeed a serious religious observance, with Muslims purifying themselves through self-restraint, good deeds and prayer during the day. But that it is also their faith's most festive holiday, and at night the city lights up with feasting and socializing.

    Heading for the Pyramids of Giza. During Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, there are fewer tourists at the city's many historic sites.

    A felucca, a wooden boat, piles the Nile.

    The city's ancient Citadel.

    Musicians perform a concert in downtown Cairo.

    Sequoia is one of Cairo's most fashionable restaurants, featuring both Egyptian food and sushi. This is the place to visit as much for the people watching as the view of the Nile.

    Ramadan lanterns glow outside a sweets shop.

    Cairo Aglow at Ramadan - The New York Times > Travel > Slide Show > Slide 10 of 10

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    Fantastic pictures. I really want to visit Egypt.

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    me too, i need to buy myself a plane ticket to caïro. i'll spend two days in the museum, another two days in which i'll explore the city & its various tea houses. then i'll take the train southwards to sudan and go visit the pyramids of meroë. board the train again, continue along the nile, end up in khartoum. from there i'll go south east and cross the border with ethiopia. when i've arrived in addis ababa, i'll go find the nearest internet café, check my e-mail & see what's new on GR.

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    I want to go there!!! My dad used to live in Cairo and said it's amazing.

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    I've always wanted to visit Egypt, and these pictures make me want to go even more. My cousin lives there with her kids and she loves it.

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