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In this Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 photo, Egyptian musician and drum player Ezzat el-Fayoumi, 65, the last member of one of Egypt’s oldest and best known percussion music bands, called Hassaballah, holds a photo of the original band with him in it, at right, among his late team mates while performing at a theater in 1975, in Cairo, Egypt. During its heyday,  Mohammed Ali street was famed as the lively and romantic heart of Arabic music and home to musicians, belly-dancers and instrument makers. "The street is extinct,” el-Fayoumi said, sitting at a coffee shop that now serves as his office. “When I die, there will be no more music. No one is learning it." (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

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