Look past the grime and the disrepair and it is possible to see beautiful buildings in Cairo. But resurrecting the spirit of the city that used to be called the “Paris of the Orient,” is a daunting challenge.

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Written and narrated by Heba Saleh. Photography by Asmaa Waguih.

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