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The 32-year-old spends hours or even days designing puppets inspired by Egyptian life – farmers, street vendors, butchers and the occasional celebrity.Puppet shows were traditionally performed for adults and children alike, often as nightly entertainment during Ramadan, the holy month when Muslims fast from dawn to dusk, which began last week.On a recent night at a cultural center in Cairo, Bakkar performed a marionette version of an Oum Kalthoum concert, with a puppet standing in for the famed Egyptian diva who dominated the airwaves across the Arab World from the 1930s until her death in 1975 .
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