Temple of Luxor on Ave of Sphinxes Mohamed El-Shahed AP

In a big to stimulate tourism after years of political instabiolity, human rights violations and the pandemic, Egypt staged a TV special Thursday to celebrate a renovation of the Avenue of Sphinxes between the Karnak Temple and the Temple of Luxor, above. The avenue stretches for miles in the ancient capital of Thebes; it’s lined with pedestals holding statues of rams and sphinxes; the oldest dates to 1400 B.C. (Mohamed El-Shahed/AP)

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