Cairo pictures. Cairo (al-Qahirah in Arabic), the capital of Egypt, is a gigantic city of more than 15 million people - it's old, it's noisy, it's overcrowded, it's chaotic and if you like this kind of place, it's absolutely stunning. A city where having traffic lights or lanes is completely pointless (hardly anyone cares, anyway), where you'll find an incredible number of both gracious minarets and shapeless concrete buildings (with the ubiquitous black Ladas zigzagging among them), where people are extremely friendly and greet foreigners with loud 'Welcome!' cries (and I don't mean the ones trying to sell you something), where you often find the friendliest people in the darkest alleys where you didn't think was a good idea to go in the first place.
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