The World: Here We Are, Leaving Egypt

As Israeli troops began to withdraw from the western bank of the Suez Canal last week, TIME Correspondent Marlin Levin made a final tour of the area just before Israeli officials banned newsmen from watching the disengagements. His report:

The muddy blue and white Tel Aviv bus, with its sign, "In military service," halted near Suez city, 85 miles east of Cairo. This was the last stop before the Egyptian-Israeli cease-fire line 13 miles farther south. The ginger-haired civilian driver opened the door alongside a platoon of soldiers waiting by their halftracks at the...

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