In pictures: meet Egypt’s garbage people, the Zabbaleen

Residents of the slums in Cairo’s Manshiyat Naser neighbourhood are predominatly Coptic Christians and have for years managed a meagre living collecting and recycling the city’s vast quantities of garbage. But ahead of next week’s presidential election, the Zabbaleen are feeling increasingly vulnerable to sectarian divisions and government neglect in Egypt’s post-revolution volatility.

Published: May 19, 2014 04:00 AM


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