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How Terrorism, Politics And A Plane Crash Have Left Egypt’s Tourist Hotspots Deserted

Pictures show how Egypt’s most prominent tourist sites have become deserted following the recent Russian plane crash and terror attacks. According to Daily Mail,some 15million visitors a year were heading to the country up until the 2011 Arab Spring, but that had dropped to just 9million in 2014. And this stunning collection of photographs reveals abandoned landscape of deserted beaches, unfinished hotels and a country in crisis.

Married photographers Andrea and Magda have documented the Sinai region including resorts such as Sharm El Sheikh and Nuweibaa. They spent nine months touring the area after finding more and more of the places they had previously visited were closing down.

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Deserted: Shopping centre Il Mercato in Sharm
The unfinished Al Farah seaside resort in Taba

Deserted entrances of a Novotel site in Sharm
An artificial swimming pool in Sharm
Lack of audience: A performance at a shopping mall in Sharm

 

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