Puppet theatre in Old Cairo
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Puppet theatre finds its way back to Old Cairo streets

6 August 2014 Last updated at 13:39 BST

At a time when video games and TV shows compete for children's attention, a more traditional form of entertainment is experiencing something of a revival in Egypt.

Free puppet shows in the heart of Old Cairo - funded by the government - are proving very popular.

Hadya Alalawi reports.

Video produced by BBC Arabic's Abdelbassir Hassan.