A television journalist, behind bars inside Tora Prison — also called "Scorpion" — in Cairo. The Egyptian government has drawn criticism, and scorn, for allegedly whitewashing brutal conditions there.
Cairo's ornate buildings are a mix of 19th century European and Middle Eastern architecture. A massive project is designed to restore their glory, but street vendors and river boat drivers say they are being displaced by the effort.
Courtesy Soheir Zaki Hawas