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Middle East In Upper Egypt, police avert eyes from ethnic bloodshed

In Aswan, inter-tribal and ethnic tensions run high. Dozens died last week in two days of clashes while the Egyptian police focused on breaking up a local Islamist demonstration.

By Correspondent / April 15, 2014

Sabry Khaled/El Shorouk Newspaper/AP

As the crowd bayed outside Noura's house, a paramedic pointed to his body bag, motioning for her to get in. “He said it was the only way to smuggle me out alive," she recalls. "As he zipped it around my body, I knew we were all alone. There were no police to be seen."