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Nubian women sell traditional handicrafts at the Nubian Gharb Suheil village, near Aswan south of Egypt, October 1, 2015. For half a century, Egypt's Nubians have patiently lobbied the government in Cairo for a return to their homelands on the banks of the upper Nile, desperate to reclaim territory their ancestors first cultivated 3,000 years ago. (Photo by Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)

Nubian women sell traditional handicrafts at the Nubian Gharb Suheil village, near Aswan south of Egypt, October 1, 2015. For half a century, Egypt's Nubians have patiently lobbied the government in Cairo for a return to their homelands on the banks of the upper Nile, desperate to reclaim territory their ancestors first cultivated 3,000 years ago. (Photo by Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)
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19 Nov 2015 08:04:00
Samurai commiting seppuku (hara-kiri) in Japan, circa 1880. (Photo by adoc-photos/Corbis via Getty Images)

Samurai commiting seppuku (hara-kiri) in Japan, circa 1880. (Photo by adoc-photos/Corbis via Getty Images)
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27 Jan 2017 10:43:00
A boy walks past boats docked at the entrance gate of the fishermen's village in the El Max area of the Mediterranean city of Alexandria September 12, 2014.  El Max, where hundreds of boats dart through the canals, has been called the “Venice of Egypt” for its waterways and relaxed atmosphere. Its fishermen, however, worry about how they will make ends meet on meagre earnings they  say are being reduced further by polluted waters that are making fishing more difficult. (Photo by Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters)

A boy walks past boats docked at the entrance gate of the fishermen's village in the El Max area of the Mediterranean city of Alexandria September 12, 2014. El Max, where hundreds of boats dart through the canals, has been called the “Venice of Egypt” for its waterways and relaxed atmosphere. Its fishermen, however, worry about how they will make ends meet on meagre earnings they say are being reduced further by polluted waters that are making fishing more difficult. While the government has tried to fix the state's bloated finances by cutting subsidies and reining in spending, some argue the reforms hurt Egypt's most vulnerable who have long relied on a generous system of fuel and food subsidies to supplement low incomes. (Photo by Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters)
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12 Dec 2014 12:42:00


The mummy of Yuya thought by some to be Josua who, after Moses, led the Hebrews into the Promised land and logically would be the father-in-law of Amenophis III, at Cairo Museum, Egypt. (Photo by Patrick Landmann/Cairo Museum/Getty Images)
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22 Apr 2011 08:47:00
An Egyptian passenger sits on the locomotive of a train as it leaves Cairo train station in Egypt, Wednesday, October 14, 2015. (Photo by Amr Nabil/AP Photo)

An Egyptian passenger sits on the locomotive of a train as it leaves Cairo train station in Egypt, Wednesday, October 14, 2015. (Photo by Amr Nabil/AP Photo)
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12 Nov 2015 08:02:00
Members of security forces secure Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, November 11, 2016. Egypt imposed a big security clampdown in its cities on Friday as mass demonstrations called to protest against austerity measures failed to take place. Riot police and armored vehicles filled the otherwise empty streets of central Cairo, but most people stayed at home. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has urged Egyptians not to protest and warned that there would be no going back on economic reforms, no matter how much pain they might cause. (Photo by Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)

Members of security forces secure Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, November 11, 2016. Egypt imposed a big security clampdown in its cities on Friday as mass demonstrations called to protest against austerity measures failed to take place. Riot police and armored vehicles filled the otherwise empty streets of central Cairo, but most people stayed at home. (Photo by Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)
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12 Nov 2016 10:06:00
Team Strong Silvers member Ngai Hin Kwok, 66, works out as teammate Ng Siu Chi, 57, watches at a stadium in Singapore March 15, 2015. Team Strong Silvers, is a group of senior citizens who train in calisthenics. The trio trains individually at least three times a week, and meets up for joint calisthenics at least twice a month. (Photo by Edgar Su/Reuters)

Team Strong Silvers member Ngai Hin Kwok, 66, works out as teammate Ng Siu Chi, 57, watches at a stadium in Singapore March 15, 2015. Team Strong Silvers, is a group of senior citizens who train in calisthenics. The trio trains individually at least three times a week, and meets up for joint calisthenics at least twice a month. (Photo by Edgar Su/Reuters)
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16 Mar 2015 10:25:00
Women carry gas cylinders to fill them at a distribution point in Cairo January 19, 2015. Egypt is going through its worst energy crisis in decades and is seeking fresh sources of natural gas, which powers most of its homes and factories. (Photo by Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)

Women carry gas cylinders to fill them at a distribution point in Cairo January 19, 2015. Egypt is going through its worst energy crisis in decades and is seeking fresh sources of natural gas, which powers most of its homes and factories. (Photo by Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)
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20 Jan 2015 13:21:00