Echoing emptiness

Echoing emptiness

PHOTO / AFP / Marwan Naamani

PHOTO / AFP / Marwan Naamani

The small streets and alleys of Khan El-Khalili are deserted. Where normally throngs of tourists stock up on souvenirs, the shopkeepers now sit quietly among their merchandise.

The steady decline in tourists visiting the capital has now culminated into a nearly complete absence of foreign visitors since many countries have issued warnings against travel to most areas of Egypt, excluding resorts on the coast.

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