Once Upon a Time in Egypt

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Beachgoers on Alexandria's Stanley Beach, 1931.

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Odette Tawil (third from right) and Elie Moreno (far right) with friends on Alexandria's Sidi Bishr beach, 1959. Now a crowded landscape of high-rise apartment blocks, the beach was once a lazy boardwalk dotted with restaurants and cabanas.

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Odette Tawil, right, and friends at the Port of Alexandria, 1955. Beachgoers at the time would hire "cutters," sailboats that plied the waterfront, nearby beaches, and fishing spots.

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