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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

For a Day With Bad News Everywhere, a Bit of Nostalgia

Gaza and Israel are escalating the violence; Syria and Iraq remain a mess. Time for some nostalgia. Cairo, Sh. Fuad (later 26th of July), 1930:
Photo: ‎شارع فؤاد الأول، القاهرة. الثلاثينات.

Avenue Fouad I - Cairo in 1930's‎

From the مصر الان وزمان site.

Mosul, 1950s from this site:
Gaza, 1930s, from palestineremembered.com:

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