Egypt: Cairo's City of the Dead (10 images)

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ED GILES ON ASSIGNMENT FOR THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

Cairo's 'city of the dead' is home to four million people, roughly the population of the city of Sydney, Australia. The City of the Dead is a vast 'suburb' of Egypt's capital, where residents live amongst the tombs and gravestones of generations past.

Largely, the people living in the sprawling necropolis are here because they cannot afford the minimum rent of a government apartment, 500 (US$85) Egyptian pounds per...
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