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Posted Sun Sep 20 2009: from New York Times:
Belatedly, Egypt Spots Flaws in Wiping Out Pigs
CAIRO It is unlikely anyone has ever come to this city and commented on how clean the streets are. But this litter-strewn metropolis is now wrestling with a garbage problem so severe it has managed to incite its weary residents and command the attention of the president... When the government killed all the pigs in Egypt this spring in what public health experts said was a misguided attempt to combat swine flu it was warned the city would be overwhelmed with trash. The pigs used to eat tons of organic waste. Now the pigs are gone and the rotting food piles up on the streets of middle-class neighborhoods like Heliopolis and in the poor streets of communities like Imbaba.
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