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Census workers going door to door in Egypt's teeming neighborhoods and crowded towns are discovering a new country – of more than 20 million people born in the last decade alone. Family planning efforts have lapsed over the past decade, particularly during the chaotic years following the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak. But the staggering growth rate in the most populous Arab country, already home to more than 93 million people, could worsen both problems by giving rise to yet another bulging generation with few job prospects and widespread reliance on dwindling government assistance.At one home, a census taker asked whether the family owned an air conditioner, a microwave or a car.Egypt's population has tripled since 1960, with the annual growth rate peaking in 1987 at nearly 2.8 percent, creating a youth bulge that the country has struggled to come to terms with.One family in the Cairo neighborhood of Madinat al-Salam more than doubled in size overnight.
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