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    Kids waiting for the ferry boat that goes to 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.), I loved their smiles, their innocence, their games, how they jumped in the river swimming...how they proved that fun need no tools.

    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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    ahmed yahia enab, SuzailanJai, and 9 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Amr Tahtawi Photography 43 months ago | reply

      Outstanding angel and composition, well done.

    2. moosebite 43 months ago | reply

      wonderful photo!

    3. PNike (Prashanth Naik..back after ages) 43 months ago | reply

      beautiful.. you have very successfully captured their fun loving and cheerful smiles!! absolutely beautiful moment!
      thanks for adding me as a contact, Marwa!

    4. Marwa Morgan 43 months ago | reply

      Thank you PNike!

    5. Marwa Morgan 42 months ago | reply

      Thank you Helena!

    6. Andra MB 42 months ago | reply

      Lovely scene!

    7. Marwa Morgan 42 months ago | reply

      Thanks Andra!

    8. David C. Foster 42 months ago | reply

      Hi,

      We wish to extend an invitation to submit this photo or another of your choosing to the “Global Photojournalism; Politics, News, Protest, and Culture” photo contest #11 (limit one photo per contest). The contest link is here:

      www.flickr.com/groups/global_photojournalism_news_protest...

      Thank You

      David

    9. Marwa Morgan 42 months ago | reply

      Thank you David! Just did that :)

    10. Bruno Delande 41 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot !

    11. Marwa Morgan 41 months ago | reply

      Thanks Bruno!

    12. drburtoni 41 months ago | reply

      beautiful shot.

    13. Hanna.Ali 38 months ago | reply

      I love this.

    14. Marwa Morgan 38 months ago | reply

      Thanks Hanna!

    15. Aspide90 36 months ago | reply

      beautiful shot!

    16. Marwa Morgan 36 months ago | reply

      Thanks Aurelio!

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