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A history of modern Cairo

Lecture delivered in Arabic (with English subtitles) on the history of modern Cairo, delivered at the “Learning from Cairo: Global Perspectives and Future Visions” conference organized by CLUSTER, and chaired by Mohamed Elshahed, American University in Cairo, Tahrir Campus, April 12, 2013

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Mohamed Elshahed’s beautiful world

Posted on Facebook on March 8, 2013   I’ve often wondered what is it that impresses me most about Mohamed’s photos? Is it their subject, their composition, their colors, or their characters? I remember well the first time I saw these pictures on his albums on Facebook, browsing through hundreds of photos taken of India, Sardinia, and of many European and Egyptian cities. By then, I had known Mohamed for more than four years, but suddenly while browsing through these images I felt as if I was getting to know him for the first time, for I was suddenly discovering…

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