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The Bakers of Abbassia(34 images)

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  • Two bakers catch some rest during the afternoon while waiting for the night shift at a bakery in the Abbassia neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt.
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  • Hamdy places stacks of dough head high to be moved to the next process. Hamdy was pulling a 24 hour shift.
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  • The roof of a bakery in the Abbassia neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt.
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  • From left, Abdi Maghi and Zamir move the flattened dough into an oven.
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  • Mohammed dumps a bag of flour into a mixer.
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  • Ammar purches some liver for dinner, the cheapest cut of meat.
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  • Zamir moves handfuls of flour with his hands.
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  • Mohammed places bread on wooden racks to be toasted.
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  • Ammar Esam, 20, a baker from upper Egypt runs down the stairs of the bakery in the Abbassia neighborhood of Cairo Egypt.
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  • Ammar changes into nice clothes to leave the bakery for an hour or two before heading to bed.
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  • Bakers work non stop in the Abbassia neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt.
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  • A baker places bread on a wooden rack to be  sold.
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  • Ammar changes into nice clothes to leave the bakery for an hour or two before heading to bed.
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  • Bakers work non stop in the Abbassia neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt.
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  • The bakers have a late breakfast of bread and foul beans.
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  • Bakers work non stop in the Abbassia neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt.
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  • Ammar wakes up one of the bakers upstairs so that he can take over his shift.
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  • Zamir carries a rack of bread upstairs for the others to eat.
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  • Mohammed carries bread to be toased.
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  • Two bakers catch some rest during the afternoon while waiting for the night shift at a bakery in the Abbassia neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt.
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  • Saed rests his head against a huge stack of pallets waiting to be filled with dough. The bakers work non stop with few breaks. One baker said, "The worst part about the way we live is you loose time, I have lost my whole childhood working."
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  • Bakers work non stop in the Abbassia neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt.
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  • Abdi Maghi pours sugar into cups for tea.
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  • Saed makes the dough into little balls to be flattened and made into bread.
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  • Abdi Maghi takes a few minutes break to eat some bread. He was recently out of work for almost two months when he was burned in another bakery. He said the other bakers saved their earnings to help him. The store owners never asked about him once.
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