Men smoke and use their mobile phones as they sit at a small cafe in Siwa, November 22, 2014. Residents of Siwa have been hurt by declining tourism in Egypt, which received 9.5 million tourists last ... more 
Men smoke and use their mobile phones as they sit at a small cafe in Siwa, November 22, 2014. Residents of Siwa have been hurt by declining tourism in Egypt, which received 9.5 million tourists last year, down from over 14.7 million tourists in 2010, before the uprising that ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Nationwide, the situation is gradually improving and the government says tourism could recover to pre-crisis levels next year if regional turmoil spares Egypt. But Siwa, located just 50 km (30 miles) from war-torn Libya, still sees only a fraction of the tourists that once visited the desert oasis, the head of Siwa's tourism authority says. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih (EGYPT - Tags: SOCIETY SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY TRAVEL) ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 07 OF 20 FOR WIDER IMAGE PACKAGE 'HIDDEN FROM EGYPT'S CROWDED CITIES'. TO FIND ALL IMAGES SEARCH 'SIWA ASMAA' less 
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