Egypt has been trying to eliminate drug use since the medieval era. But for just as long, people in Cairo have been finding ways around the clampdowns.
Here's what many of them do instead.
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Egypt has the highest rate of adult obesity in the world, and on-demand delivery by both Western fast food chains and local alternatives is only adding to the epidemic.
The handmade bread known as aish baladi is Egyptian staple. In Cairo, its ubiquity is made possible by the network of agalati—bread carriers—who risk their safety to deliver bread to restaurants, ful carts, and street stands.
The statue thought to be nearly 3,000 years old.
Muslims from eight states said they were interviewed by the FBI about possible connections to al Qaeda in response to unconfirmed terror threats in the lead-up to Election Day.
During Eid al-Adha, freelance butchers spring up on every street and slit the throats of cows, goats, and sheep with production-line efficiency. But this year the butchers are also figures of resentment among Egyptians, thanks to sky-high meat prices.
Egypt has been brewing beer for 3,000 years, but the highly religious country still has an under-the-table relationship with alcohol. Even some members of the Muslim Brotherhood buy booze on the down-low.