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Can Cairo clean up its informal rubbish collection system?

14 April 2014 Last updated at 12:19 BST

Piles of rubbish and overflowing bins are a familiar sight on Egypt's streets.

However, in a new attempt to clean up Cairo, the government is turning back to its traditional rubbish collectors - the Zabaleen.

Sally Nabil reports.

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