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11 Mar 2021
e take a look at how the American press is praising – and lamenting – the passage of Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus package. We also find out if nuclear energy has a future, a decade after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Finally, we discuss some pretty stunning birds.
11 Mar 2021
Atop his humble wooden pigeon coop overlooking the majestic Giza pyramids in Egypt, Omar Gamal and his older brother keep about 40 pigeons on the roof of their family building in Nazlet Al-Samman, in western Cairo. Handed down through the generations, the practise of domesticating pigeons stretches across borders from the banks of the Nile to north Africa and beyond, with people not only training birds for competitions, but also serving them up as a dining delicacy.

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