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Casting a shadow

Published February 14th, 2012

The start of the 'Emsheer' (One month of strong winds) today, has brought, a strange light, a strong wind and a dramatic drop in temperature. The air was filled with sand and dust blown from the Western Desert. People wrapped up and covered their faces as they tried to breathe clean air and escape the harsh wind.

The sun still shines, but is very subdued. Colours become muted and the sun is a blur, as it tries to warm the sacred soil it touches.

The Nile seemed angry. Sailors touting for sunset felucca sailing, fell on deaf ears, as the waves lapped the shores and boats collided with each other.

Life carries on; people are protesting, most go to work, for some life just ticks over.......

This image is a shadow from todays sky.

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Published February 6th, 2012

'Amira' means Princess.

She is 22 years old and has been active in the Qorna Youth Parliament for 9 years and was recently elected as President of the QYP.

Don't forget her face. For it is the face of now and the future.

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