An Egyptian man carries a bread tray in Cairo on Nov. 4. With the economy in crisis, prices have soared and many Egyptians are struggling to buy even basic goods. Amr Nabil/AP hide caption

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Amid Economic Crisis, Even Sugar Becomes A Luxury In Egypt

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Egyptian drivers wait in long lines outside a gas station in Cairo on June 26. Along with a stuttering economy, traffic-clogging street protests and a crime wave, fuel shortages have come to symbolize the disorder of the post-Mubarak Egypt. Hassan Ammar/AP hide caption

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