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In Photos: Cairo’s Al Muez Street Transforms with a Touch of Tango

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In Photos: Cairo’s Al Muez Street Transforms with a Touch of Tango
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    Mariam Nowar

    (Image credit: Vapor Photography)

    One of the most famous streets in Cairo is Al Muez Street, which represents Egypt’s historic Islamic culture. A photo session by Ahmed Tabanaa took place on the ancient thorofare featuring two tango dancers and a boy carrying an accordion.

    According to CNN, Tabanaa reached out on Facebook to Egyptian tango dancer, Hamad Ibhraim, and asked him to find a female partner for the photoshoot. Odette Marucci, an Italian professional tango dancer, joined the team of aspiring artists, along with a little boy named Mahmoud Atef, who added to the beautiful scene with his accordion.

    Tabanaa told CNN that he had observed photoshoots from the west, so he wanted to shed light on Cairo’s ancient heritage through his photos to revive tourism. He collaborated with Ahmed Elkady, who edited the images, and published the photoshoot on his Facebook page, Vapor Photography under the title “Tango in Al Muez Street.” He added that tango has a magical effect that enabled the photos to look like they were scenes from a dramatic Western film – and indeed they do.

    Scroll through the photo session below: