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.