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Egypt's Pharaonic ‘Rams Road'

Performers carry a palanquin during the official ceremony opening the "Rams Road" (Sphinx dromos) near the Temple of Luxor (built around 1400 BC) in Egypt's southern city of the same name on November 25, 2021. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP)

Egypt's Pharaonic ‘Rams Road'

Named "The Path of God" in Ancient Egyptian mythology, its ram statues -- an embodiment of the ancient Egyptian deity Amun -- were buried for centuries under the sand before being revived and restored for display in recent years. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP)

Egypt's Pharaonic ‘Rams Road'

Egypt on November 25 unveiled in a grandiose night-time ceremony the "Rams Road" (Tareeq al-Kebbash in Arabic), a 2700-metre-long sandstone-paved path lined with ram-headed statues and sphinxes dating over 3000-years-old connecting the Luxor Temple with the Karnak Temple. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP)

Egypt's Pharaonic ‘Rams Road'

Visitors walk about at night at the Temple of Luxor (built around 1400 BC) in Egypt's southern city of the same name on November 25, 2021, after the official ceremony opening the "Rams Road" (Sphinx dromos). (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP)

Egypt's Pharaonic ‘Rams Road'

Performers stand holding torches during the official ceremony opening the "Rams Road" (Sphinx dromos) outside the Temple of Luxor (built around 1400 BC) in Egypt's southern city of the same name on November 25, 2021. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP)

Egypt's Pharaonic ‘Rams Road'

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (C) speaks with children as they stand between the human-headed sphinxes at a section along the 2700-metre-long "Rams Road" (Sphinx dromos), leading from the Temple of Luxor (built around 1400 BC) to the Karnak Temple further north, in Egypt's southern city of the same name on November 25, 2021. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP)

Egypt's Pharaonic ‘Rams Road'

Named "The Path of God" in Ancient Egyptian mythology, its ram statues -- an embodiment of the ancient Egyptian deity Amun -- were buried for centuries under the sand before being revived and restored for display in recent years. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP)

Egypt's Pharaonic ‘Rams Road'

Egypt on November 25 unveiled in a grandiose night-time ceremony the "Rams Road" (Tareeq al-Kebbash in Arabic), a 2700-metre-long sandstone-paved path lined with ram-headed statues and sphinxes dating over 3000-years-old connecting the Luxor Temple with the Karnak Temple. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP)

Egypt's Pharaonic ‘Rams Road'

Fireworks light the sky during the official ceremony opening the "Rams Road" (Sphinx dromos) outside the pylon and remaining obelisk at the entrance of the Temple of Luxor (built around 1400 BC) in Egypt's southern city of the same name on November 25, 2021. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP)

Egypt's Pharaonic ‘Rams Road'
Egypt's Pharaonic ‘Rams Road'
Egypt's Pharaonic ‘Rams Road'
Egypt's Pharaonic ‘Rams Road'
Egypt's Pharaonic ‘Rams Road'
Egypt's Pharaonic ‘Rams Road'
Egypt's Pharaonic ‘Rams Road'
Egypt's Pharaonic ‘Rams Road'
Egypt's Pharaonic ‘Rams Road'
Oil Refinery's Child Workers in Syria

Syrian 12-year-old Amer al-Shayban stands by a smokestack as he works at a makeshift oil refinery near the Turkish-controlled northern city of al-Bab, on November 20, 2021. (Photo by Bakr ALKASEM / AFP)

Oil Refinery's Child Workers in Syria

Syrian boys transport coal as they work at a makeshift oil refinery near the Turkish-controlled northern city of al-Bab, on November 20, 2021. (Photo by Bakr ALKASEM / AFP)

Oil Refinery's Child Workers in Syria

As it marked World Children's Day on November 20, the agency estimated that nine in ten children live in poverty and more than 5,700 children – some as young as seven – were recruited into the fighting. (Photo by Bakr ALKASEM / AFP)

Oil Refinery's Child Workers in Syria

A displaced young Syrian boy works at a makeshift oil refinery near the village of Tarhin in an area under the control of Turkish-backed factions in the northern countryside of Aleppo, on February 25, 2021. AFP / Bakr ALKASEM

Oil Refinery's Child Workers in Syria

A displaced Syrian boy holds a bottle of oil at a makeshift refinery near Tarhin village in areas under the control of Turkish-backed factions in the northern countryside of Aleppo, on February 25, 2021. Amateur refineries that have sprung up in Syria are causing health and pollution problems in the region. / AFP / Bakr ALKASEM

Oil Refinery's Child Workers in Syria

A displaced young Syrian boy works at a makeshift oil refinery near the village of Tarhin in an area under the control of Turkish-backed factions in the northern countryside of Aleppo, on February 25, 2021. Amateur refineries that have sprung up in Syria are causing health and pollution problems in the region. / AFP / Bakr ALKASEM

Oil Refinery's Child Workers in Syria

Displaced young Syrian boys work at a makeshift oil refinery near the village of Tarhin in an area under the control of Turkish-backed factions in the northern countryside of Aleppo, on February 25, 2021. Amateur refineries that have sprung up in Syria are causing health and pollution problems in the region. / AFP / Bakr ALKASEM

Oil Refinery's Child Workers in Syria

A displaced Syrian boy is pictured at a makeshift oil refinery near the village of Tarhin in an area under the control of Turkish-backed factions in the northern countryside of Aleppo, on February 25, 2021. Amateur refineries that have sprung up in Syria are causing health and pollution problems in the region. / AFP / Bakr ALKASEM

Oil Refinery's Child Workers in Syria

A worker at a primitive oil refinery poses for a picture at the facility in the town of al-Qahtaniya in Syria's Kurdish-controlled northeastern Hasakah province, near the border with Turkey, on November 15, 2021. (Photo by Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP)

Oil Refinery's Child Workers in Syria
Oil Refinery's Child Workers in Syria
Oil Refinery's Child Workers in Syria
Oil Refinery's Child Workers in Syria
Oil Refinery's Child Workers in Syria
Oil Refinery's Child Workers in Syria
Oil Refinery's Child Workers in Syria
Oil Refinery's Child Workers in Syria
Oil Refinery's Child Workers in Syria
Venezuelan musicians form the world's largest orchestra

Members of the National System of Orchestras of Venezuela play in an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records for the largest orchestra in the world, with more than 12,000 musicians, at the Military Academy of the Bolivarian Army in Fuerte Tiuna Military Complex, in Caracas, on November 13, 2021. (Photo by Federico PARRA / AFP)

Venezuelan musicians form the world's largest orchestra

Members of the National System of Orchestras of Venezuela play in an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records for the largest orchestra in the world, with more than 12,000 musicians, at the Military Academy of the Bolivarian Army in Fuerte Tiuna Military Complex, in Caracas, on November 13, 2021. (Photo by Federico PARRA / AFP)

Venezuelan musicians form the world's largest orchestra

Members of the National System of Orchestras of Venezuela play in an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records for the largest orchestra in the world, with more than 12,000 musicians, at the Military Academy of the Bolivarian Army in Fuerte Tiuna Military Complex, in Caracas, on November 13, 2021. (Photo by Federico PARRA / AFP)

Venezuelan musicians form the world's largest orchestra

A member of the National System of Orchestras of Venezuela plays in an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records for the largest orchestra in the world, with more than 12,000 musicians, at the Military Academy of the Bolivarian Army in Fuerte Tiuna Military Complex, in Caracas, on November 13, 2021. (Photo by Federico PARRA / AFP)

Venezuelan musicians form the world's largest orchestra

A members of the National System of Orchestras of Venezuela raises his violin during a performance to enter the Guinness Book of Records for the largest orchestra in the world, with more than 12,000 musicians, at the Military Academy of the Bolivarian Army in Fuerte Tiuna Military Complex, in Caracas, on November 13, 2021. (Photo by Federico PARRA / AFP)

Venezuelan musicians form the world's largest orchestra

Members of the National System of Orchestras of Venezuela play during an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records for the largest orchestra in the world, with more than 12,000 musicians, at the Military Academy of the Bolivarian Army in Fuerte Tiuna Military Complex, in Caracas, on November 13, 2021. (Photo by Federico PARRA / AFP)

Venezuelan musicians form the world's largest orchestra

Members of the National System of Orchestras of Venezuela play during an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records for the largest orchestra in the world, with more than 12,000 musicians, at the Military Academy of the Bolivarian Army in Fuerte Tiuna Military Complex, in Caracas, on November 13, 2021. (Photo by Federico PARRA / AFP)

Venezuelan musicians form the world's largest orchestra

Members of the National System of Orchestras of Venezuela play during an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records for the largest orchestra in the world, with more than 12,000 musicians, at the Military Academy of the Bolivarian Army in Fuerte Tiuna Military Complex, in Caracas, on November 13, 2021. (Photo by Federico PARRA / AFP)

Venezuelan musicians form the world's largest orchestra
Venezuelan musicians form the world's largest orchestra
Venezuelan musicians form the world's largest orchestra
Venezuelan musicians form the world's largest orchestra
Venezuelan musicians form the world's largest orchestra
Venezuelan musicians form the world's largest orchestra
Venezuelan musicians form the world's largest orchestra
Venezuelan musicians form the world's largest orchestra
Prince Charles Makes 4-day Visit to Jordan, Egypt

Britain's Prince Charles (l), the Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla (R), Duchess of Cornwall, visit the ancient Roman Decapolis city of Gadara on November 17, 2021, Umm Qais, about 110 kilometres north of the Jordanian capital Amman. (Photo by Khalil MAZRAAWI / AFP)

Prince Charles Makes 4-day Visit to Jordan, Egypt

Britain's Prince Charles (C), the Prince of Wales, visits the ancient Roman Decapolis city of Gadara on November 17, 2021, Umm Qais, about 110 kilometres north of the Jordanian capital Amman. (Photo by Khalil MAZRAAWI / AFP)

Prince Charles Makes 4-day Visit to Jordan, Egypt

Britain's Prince Charles (R), the Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, visit the baptism site of al-Maghtas, where Jesus is believed by Christians to have been baptised by John the Baptist, on the Jordan river on November 16, 2021. (Photo by Khalil MAZRAAWI / AFP)

Prince Charles Makes 4-day Visit to Jordan, Egypt

Britain's Prince Charles (C), the Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla (C-R), Duchess of Cornwall, visit the baptism site of al-Maghtas, where Jesus is believed by Christians to have been baptised by John the Baptist, on the Jordan river on November 16, 2021. (Photo by Khalil MAZRAAWI / AFP)

Prince Charles Makes 4-day Visit to Jordan, Egypt

Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, rides in a vehicle as she departs from Queen Alia International Airport serving Jordan's Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad (R) capital Amman on November 16, 2021. (Photo by Khalil MAZRAAWI / AFP)

Prince Charles Makes 4-day Visit to Jordan, Egypt

Britain's Prince Charles (C), the Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla (C-L), Duchess of Cornwall, are escorted by Jordan's Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad (C-R) upon disembarking their Royal Air Force Airbus KC2 Voyager aircraft at Queen Alia International Airport serving Jordan's capital Amman on November 16, 2021. (Photo by Khalil MAZRAAWI / AFP)

Prince Charles Makes 4-day Visit to Jordan, Egypt

Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, attend a centenary celebration of the founding of the Jordanian state, at the Jordan Museum, in the capital Amman, on November 17, 2021. (Photo by Khalil MAZRAAWI / AFP)

Prince Charles Makes 4-day Visit to Jordan, Egypt

Britain's Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla (L), Duchess of Cornwall, visit the ancient Roman Decapolis city of Gadara on November 17, 2021, Umm Qais, about 110 kilometres north of the Jordanian capital Amman. (Photo by Khalil MAZRAAWI / AFP)

Prince Charles Makes 4-day Visit to Jordan, Egypt
Prince Charles Makes 4-day Visit to Jordan, Egypt
Prince Charles Makes 4-day Visit to Jordan, Egypt
Prince Charles Makes 4-day Visit to Jordan, Egypt
Prince Charles Makes 4-day Visit to Jordan, Egypt
Prince Charles Makes 4-day Visit to Jordan, Egypt
Prince Charles Makes 4-day Visit to Jordan, Egypt
Prince Charles Makes 4-day Visit to Jordan, Egypt
Migrants near the Belarus-Polish border

A migrant sits in front of a fire in a camp near the Belarusian-Polish border in the Grodno region 14, 2021. Dozens of migrants have been detained after crossing into Poland from Belarus, Warsaw said on November 14, warning of a possible larger breakthrough ahead of an EU meeting to widen sanctions on Belarus. (Photo by Oksana MANCHUK / BELTA / AFP)

Migrants near the Belarus-Polish border

Migrants warm themselves by a fire in a camp on the Belarusian-Polish border in the Grodno region on November 14, 2021. Thousands of migrants -- most of them from the Middle East -- have crossed or attempted to cross the EU and NATO border since the summer. Western countries have accused the Belarusian regime, which is backed by Russia, of engineering the crisis in retaliation against EU sanctions, charges that Minsk has denied. (Photo by Oksana MANCHUK / BELTA / AFP)

Migrants near the Belarus-Polish border

A group of migrants moves along the Belarusian-Polish border towards a camp to join those gathered at the spot and aiming to enter EU member Poland, in the Grodno region on November 12, 2021. Hundreds of desperate migrants are trapped in freezing temperatures on the border and the presence of troops from both sides has raised fears of a confrontation. (Photo by Leonid Shcheglov / BELTA / AFP)

Migrants near the Belarus-Polish border

A picture taken on November 12, 2021 shows migrants in a camp on the Belarusian-Polish border in the Grodno region. Hundreds of desperate migrants are trapped in freezing temperatures on the border and the presence of troops from both sides has raised fears of a confrontation. (Photo by Leonid Shcheglov / BELTA / AFP)

Migrants near the Belarus-Polish border

A Ukrainian nationalist holding a placard with a portrait of Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko and a symbolic picture of migrants participating in a protest action outside the Belarusian embassy in Kiev on November 10, 2021, to support Poland in a migrant crisis unfolding on the Belarusian-Polish border. (Photo by Sergei SUPINSKY / AFP)

Migrants near the Belarus-Polish border

The three-generation family of 16 members with seven minors, including the youngest who is five months old, spent about 20 days in the forest and was pushed back to Belarus eight times. They claim they were beaten and frightened with dogs by Belarusian soldiers. (Photo by Wojtek RADWANSKI / AFP)

Migrants near the Belarus-Polish border

An armed Polish border guard (front) stands next to a group of migrants resting at a makeshift encampment on the border between Belarus and Poland in Usnarz Gorny, near Bialystok, northeast Poland, on August 20, 2021. AFP/File Photo

Migrants near the Belarus-Polish border

A migrant carrying a child walks in a camp near the Belarusian-Polish border in the Grodno region on November 14, 2021. Dozens of migrants have been detained after crossing into Poland from Belarus, Warsaw said on November 14, warning of a possible larger breakthrough ahead of an EU meeting to widen sanctions on Belarus. (Photo by Oksana MANCHUK / BELTA / AFP)

Migrants near the Belarus-Polish border
Migrants near the Belarus-Polish border
Migrants near the Belarus-Polish border
Migrants near the Belarus-Polish border
Migrants near the Belarus-Polish border
Migrants near the Belarus-Polish border
Migrants near the Belarus-Polish border
Migrants near the Belarus-Polish border

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