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A Palestinian boy sleeps amidst suitcases at the Rafah crossing between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip, after the crossing’s closure August 19, 2013. Egyptian authorities closed the Rafah crossing on Monday until a further notice following recent violence in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, Hamas officials said. 

The Masjid al-Sultan Qaytbay in Cairo photographed Caroline and John A. Williams. The  complex is considered the greatest work of Mamluk architecture and contains some of the most unique forms in Islamic art. This dome-like structure is decorated with golden Rub Al-Hizb and Mocárabe details, showing the importance of Cairo as the center of the Islamic World.