An Egyptian trader weighs a sheep before selling it to a client in Cairo ahead of the annual Muslim Eid al-Adha. AFP / Khaled DESOUKI
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Faced with scenes of blood flowing in rubbish-strewn roads and of streets littered with animal entrails, authorities in the Egyptian capital say they aim to crack down on the outdoor slaughter that marks one of Islam's main holidays.The governor's office in Cairo insists it is on a "cleanliness" drive to stop the widespread slaughter of animals in the distinctly unhygienic surroundings of the city's streets.Local resident Ahmed Ragab shops around for a sheep in time for Eid al-Adha.The father in his fifties confides that he has not heard of the official sanitation drive and was planning to slaughter his animal in the street outside his house.
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