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Aswan High Dam

The Aswan High Dam, completed in 1970, was a symbol of Gamal Abdel Nasser's ambitions to bring dignity to peasants, development to cities, and independence to a country emerging from British tutelage. Behind the dam is Lake Nasser, one of the largest artificial lakes in the world.



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