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A SHOCK OF GREEN IN CAIRO - 2005-03-12

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Saturday, 2005, March 12
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More than a decade in the making, al-Azhar park has changed the physical environment -- herons and hawks and other wildfowl absent for half a century now nest there and the relatively clean air is fragrant with flowering plants -- and its creation has affected the whole neighbourhood. Darb al-Ahmar, once a drug-dealing no-go zone, is slowly becoming a cultural tourism destination.

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H.H. Prince Karim Aga Khan IV


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Cairo to be Garden City once again-The building of a park reverses centuries of neglect and uncovers historic treas - 2005-03-12

Alazhar Park, Cairo, Egypt
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www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/03/12/HOG9TBMDD31.DTL

In the desert, an oasis is akin to paradise and in the sands of Egypt, many of history's greatest gardens flowered on the banks of the Nile.But in Cairo, a city of 16 million people that has ballooned on the ruins of many Islamic dynasties from the 8th century Abbasid Caliphs to 19th century Ottomans, there has been, for several generations, barely a footprint of unbuilt open space for each of the city's inhabitants.

Globe and Mail - A SHOCK OF GREEN IN CAIRO - 2005-03-12

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www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20050312/CAIROPARK12/TPTravel/TopStories

In old Cairo, I am winding my way through a labyrinth of narrow streets. All is a confusion of human and vehicular traffic, the buzz of conversation and the din of animal noises -- goats and chickens are common here, as many of their owners have left villages to seek urban fortunes.

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News ArticleGlobe and Mail - A SHOCK OF GREEN IN CAIRO - 2005-03-12 www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20050312/CAIROPARK12/TPTravel/TopStories

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