Pigeons in Baskets and Egyptian Women at Market in Luxor, Egypt

Luxor, Egypt, was once a thriving city for tourists who come to see the ancient temples and tombs of kings. But a series of tragic events, such as a massacre in 1997, the civil demonstrations since 2011 called “Arab Spring,” and a hot air balloon crash in 2013, have kept many of the foreign visitors away. The severe economic impact has caused the locals to find income by growing their own food and raising pigeons, like these for sale at an open market.

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El-Souk, Luxor City, Luxor Governorate, Egypt

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