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Egypt tourism on the decline

Tourist and Egyptians travel on horses during a sandstorm near the Sphinx, around the great pyramids, on the outskirts of Cairo February 25, 2011. The pyramids at Giza were one of the tourist sites that were reopened to the public for the first time after the recent uprising. Archaeology and tourism students hosted the festival. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)

Egypt tourism on the decline

Tourist numbers have plummeted, dealing a blow to the millions of Egyptians whose livelihoods depend on the 14 million or more visitors who once came to Egypt annually, providing one in eight jobs in a country beset by high unemployment. (REUTERS)