The natural tractor

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    A man and his animals plowing his land in Qursaya Island, a very small rural island in the middle of the Nile in the area between Giza and Maadi, one of the biggest and the most urban suburbs in Cairo.

    What's special about Qursaya (which comes from the word Qurs which means round in Arabic) is that there was a dispute between the villagers living there and the government before the January revolution took place. The government wanted to kick out the villagers and take the land so they can hold a massive tourism project, and they did kick some people out of the island. The Court decreed that the government had no right in kicking out the villagers and they should give the land back, the government didn't respond though. After the revolution, some people took back their land. Hopefully there won't be any disputes in the future and the land will remain there for its owners.

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    1. Real Revolution 33 months ago | reply

      Reminded me of a joke. Some super-clever guy from a certain area in the world send his lover a photo of himself with two bulls on each side. The photo has a note saying "I'm the one in the middle"!!


    2. Marwa Morgan 33 months ago | reply

      Thank you Moniza!

    3. Marwa Morgan 33 months ago | reply

      Thanks Floydian!

    4. Marwa Morgan 33 months ago | reply

      LOOOOL :D This is funny :D

    5. Titi92. 33 months ago | reply

      Well done, Marwa !
      PS : I have taken a similar photo 20 years ago ... !?
      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

    6. Marwa Morgan 33 months ago | reply

      Thank you Martine!

    7. Marwa Morgan 33 months ago | reply

      Thanks Eriani!

    8. Thompson Photography 33 months ago | reply

      I'd missed this one earlier. Nice shot. But c'mon, Marwa, how does this count as a portrait? You're cheating! : D I'm going to subtract this from my list of your 100 portraits! heehee.

    9. Marwa Morgan 33 months ago | reply

      LOL :D Let's consider this a portrait :D Can't you see the human being as the main subject in the photo? :D

    10. fahid chowdhury 33 months ago | reply

      Beautiful! Love this kinds of photography :)

    11. Marwa Morgan 33 months ago | reply

      Thank you Fahid!

    12. SuzailanJai 33 months ago | reply

      wonderful capture Marwa

    13. Marwa Morgan 33 months ago | reply

      Thank you Suzailan!

    14. Egy Sioux 33 months ago | reply

      one of the very old egyptian tradition ...respect to the Pharoahs !

    15. Usman.Javed (Away) 33 months ago | reply

      thats the real life every thing is natural

    16. Marwa Morgan 33 months ago | reply

      Thanks Usman!

    17. Andra MB 28 months ago | reply

      Nice photo and very interesting story!

    18. Marwa Morgan 28 months ago | reply

      Thank you Andra!

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