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Egypt tourism on the decline

A man walks across the White Desert in Egypt March 31, 2006. The White desert, which lies about 100 km (62 miles) south of the Black desert is a surreal area full of glaringly white rock formations. It is littered with fossils, black pyrite rock and petrified wood. (REUTERS)

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)