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In this Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 photo, A man, right, walks past an instrument shop with Arabic that reads, "fine art shop, musical instruments, Samir Hamido," on Mohammed Ali street, a street modeled after Paris’ boulevards, home to musicians, belly-dancers and instrument makers, in downtown Cairo, Egypt. Parts of the street lined by French-style arched arcades, are now dominated by mobile phone and electronics stores, donkey carts and heavy traffic. The shops making, repairing and selling musical instruments that once packed the street are disappearing, along with their window displays of lute-like, stringed ouds, qanouns  and tablas a drum made equally for the rapid-fire hand beats of belly-dance tunes or for the languid rhythms of a love ballad by Umm Kalthoum, the most famed singer of classical Arabic music. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

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