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Egyptian tourism industry still flatlining after political turmoil

The month of September saw the worst figures in 30 years for Egypt's tourism industry, one of the mainstays of the country's economy. Hundreds of thousands of people in the southern city of Luxor make their living from tourism. But the political turmoil that has gripped Egypt has scared the tourists away, leaving many locals in dire economic straits. Our correspondents went to Luxor to meet some of those trying to make ends meet.

By Pierrick LEURENT , Kathryn STAPLEY

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