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PHOTO: Teeming with garbage

Sunday, September 02, 2012    

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CAIRO, Egypt — In this Thursday, August 16, 2012 photo, a woman throws her waste by the side of a Cairo street. The town has become overrun with garbage after a series of events — the trash bins disappeared at the height of the scrap metal trade; pigs that used to recycle Cairo's organic garbage were slaughtered en masse in the wake of the swine flu panic; and a government modernisation effort flopped. The garbage crisis in the Arab world's biggest city now poses a significant test for the newly elected government headed by president Mohammed Morsi.

(Photo: AP)

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