The World: Cairo: We Want To Make Peace

Although an Israeli army is encamped only 45 miles away, Cairo seems to have been very little affected by the war. A blackout that was imposed when the fighting broke out was lifted after the ceasefire, reinstated again when rumors circulated that the war was about to resume—and partially lifted last week after Henry Kissinger's visit. It was always a peculiarly Egyptian blackout, however: the streets were in total darkness, but nearly every building above the second floor was defiantly ablaze with light. With their long gallabiyas floating in the cool evening breeze...

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