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EGYPT - Inside Cairo's Living Room, December 2003
Inside Cairo's Living Room by Scott Squire
Squire is a photojournalist who spent two years working as a freelance reporter in Egypt before enrolling in the University of California at Berkeley's graduate school of journalism. He returned to Cairo as a FRONTLINE/World Fellow in summer 2003.

What is the
Fellows program?
Centuries ago, Egyptians bestowed upon Cairo, Egypt, the title Umm al-Dunya, "Mother of the World." Today Egypt's capital, still known as Umm al-Dunya, is Arabia's most populous city and the region's cultural center.

Just after President George W. Bush declared the end of major hostilities in Iraq, FRONTLINE/World Fellow Scott Squire traveled to Cairo to find out how welcome a photographer from the United States would feel amid the ongoing tension in the Middle East. With camera in hand, he set off along city streets for one of Cairo's estimated 30,000 cafés, around which much of the social life of Egyptian men revolves.

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FRONTLINE/World Fellows
Part of the Web-exclusive FRONTLINE/World Fellowship program. FRONTLINE/World is exploring partnerships with some of the leading graduate schools of journalism around the United States with the goal of identifying and developing the best of an emerging generation of journalists. The FRONTLINE/World Fellowship program is supported by Carnegie Corporation of New York.
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