Sewage overflowing into Cairo streets - the sewage system in Cairo often overflows into the streets. The cars continue to drive through it, hoping they don't get stuck in the middle. This is a paved road with sewage on top. The problem is more severe when dirt roads become saturated in sewage and become mud.
The Old and the new II - Overpopulation has been a problem in Alexandria for many years. This Roman Ruin is overlooked by two housing complexes. Beneath these ruins are ruins from the Greek Era, and below that are ruins of Pharaonic Egypt. They cannot look at the old ruins without destroying the ruins seen here.
The Aswan High Dam provides electricity to the entire country of Egypt. As the most down-stream country on the Nile River, Egypt is the only country allowed to dam the river. This dam unfortunately caused flooding of many temples that have now been rebuilt. It also changed the natural flood cycle of the Nile River and contributed to the ground water changes in Alexandria.
Some of the temples of Upper Egypt (Southern Egypt) were buried by changing sand. This mosque was built on this rock and used for many years before the temple was discovered, and the mosque was closed. Before the mosque was constructed, there is evidence that this temple was converted into a church.
This man, Muhammad, lives in this unfinished house with his wife and two sons. It's common for land lords to rent a house before it is finished because the Egyptian government does not collect tax on unfinished buildings. Many Egyptians wanted Mubarak to change the law, but the law never got changed.