Hogla Ramadan eyes her week-old baby son Zain Ed Din as children and family hold candles and sing to bless the newborn child and mother and to chase away evil spirits in the Cairo suburb of Marioteya 16 September 2003. The Egyptian blessing of the child is call “The Esboua” and takes place a week after the birth and combines ancient Pharaonic rites with modern traditions. Photo by Mike Nelson

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