Spiderman driving a toktok in Egypt
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Spider-Man's new nemesis: Cairo living

He's used to beating all challenges and challengers, but life's become tough for Spider-Man - he's now a toktok driver negotiating the busy streets of Cairo.

This imagining is the work of a young Egyptian photographer, Hossam Atef, 20, whose photos of an actor in the superhero's costume dealing with the daily struggles of life in Egypt's capital have been proving a hit on Facebook.

Atef says he's trying to highlight how difficult life is for the ordinary residents of Cairo.

"Egyptians are struggling with high food prices and trying to find jobs," he says. "Superheroes would not be able to survive here."

Video Journalist Greg Brosnan

Reporting by Mai Noman

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  • 12 Dec 2014
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