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nice article. however, this does not happen only to Egypt. it's what happens to the majority of the countries, even to the most developed. traditions are still preserved in remote villages while in big cities everybody's trying to imitate the western style. Since Egypt is liberal Islamic, do women still wear veils?
Women in large cities like Cairo or Alexandria don't wear the veil. Most women do wear a head scarf, though. I suggest reading Andie Byrnes account of her recent visit to Aswan, where she mentions the attire of Egyptian women. The address is: http://egyptology.blogspot.com/2007_03_01_archive.html
by pablo on 2007-07-26 03:33:33
oh. I get it. And do girls and boys study in common schools or there are separate schools for girls and separate for boys?
Public and private education in Egypt is basically co-ed. The Azharite education system has schools known as ‘institutes’ for primary, prep and secondary age students with girls and boys taught separately and all students attending have to be of the Muslim faith.
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