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Egypt razes historical Cairo district, angering residents

CAIRO --- Egyptian authorities are demolishing a historical 19th century neighborhood in Cairo to make way for high-end housing and business development a stone s throw from the Nile, angering residents who say they have not been properly compensated. The Maspero neighborhood is named for French Egyptologist Gaston Maspero who helped found the Egyptian Museum. Developers have long eyed the central district, which is already home to the Foreign Ministry and the state television and radio building. The ne

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