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Lanterns light up Cairo streets for Ramadan festivities

28 June 2014 Last updated at 11:55 BST

During the holy month of Ramadan, hundreds of brightly-coloured lanterns can be seen adorning the streets of Egypt.

The lantern is an enduring symbol of the festivities, and dates back more than 800 years.

Sally Nabil reports from Cairo.

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