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Controversial Egyptian slum removal mars Giza Plateau upgrade

The Nazlet al-Saman slum blemished the Giza Plateau for many decades, but its ongoing removal is bringing criticism of the government.
Camel trainers wait for tourists at a promontory overlooking the Giza pyramids.

CAIRO — Egyptian authorities have started relocating the residents of a sprawling slum near the Giza Plateau to a new housing community, drawing a lot of criticism but also giving insight into the ongoing upgrade of one of the most important sites on Egypt's tourist map.

The Nazlet al-Saman slum formed over the years only meters from the Great Pyramids of Giza and kept growing.

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