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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 09, 2014

Gas In Egypt Is 78 Percent More Expensive Now Than Last Week

By Leila Fadel

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Egyptians gather at a petrol station in Cairo as the government drastically raised fuel prices to tackle a bloated subsidy system on July 5.

It's 2 p.m. on a hot day in Cairo and cars are lined up for blocks at this gas station in the east of the capital. People are waiting to fill their cars with the cheapest gas available — which is 78 percent more expensive than it was last week.







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