A visitor looks at colored carvings on a wall at the Horemheb tomb, in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
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Egypt had launched festivities, archaeological openings and a new tourism campaign to draw much-needed foreign visitors.The cause of Saturday's crash of a Metrojet flight packed with Russian tourists is still under investigation, but British Prime Minister David Cameron said it was "more likely than not" that a bomb brought down the flight. Germany's Lufthansa Group announced Thursday it was also suspending flights to and from the main Red Sea resort, Sharm el-Sheikh, joining other carriers in halting flights in the aftermath of the disaster.Paul Modley, a Briton who has traveled to Sharm el-Sheikh seven times in the last nine years, said he understood his government's decision to suspend flights as a precaution, but hopes the resort he stayed at is not too badly affected.Tourism, which represents 11 percent of Egypt's economy and almost 20 percent of crucial foreign currency revenues, is making a gradual recovery after years of political upheaval since the 2011 popular uprising that deposed longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak.
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