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FIGHTING AGAINST THE STREET FOOD CRACKDOWN

by Christl Dabu

Street Vendors in EgyptStreet Vendors in Egypt

To the watchful eye of authorities, the affable street food vendor looks suspicious, selling the mud-like Egyptian dish out of a rickety wooden cart outside the El Malek El Saleh subway station. But for 20 years, Ali Alhadad has been filling plate after plate of orders for hordes of students and workers –loyal customers who hungrily devour his piping hot foul, a popular Egyptian meal made of dried beans.

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