In this Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 photo, a small music shop, center, is surrounded by a local sweets shop, right, and an electrician shop, left, on Mohammed Ali street, a street modeled after Paris’ ... more 
In this Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 photo, a small music shop, center, is surrounded by a local sweets shop, right, and an electrician shop, left, on Mohammed Ali street, a street modeled after Paris’ boulevards and 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 mostly by mobile phone and electronics stores. 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) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Nasser Nasser
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