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Young boys who work at the pyramids of Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo, wait for a group of Malaysian reporters they are escorting to finish photographing the empty scene. During the unrest Egypt's vital tourism industry was brought to a stand still, costing the country billions of dollars in revenue. 25 January 2011 saw the beginning of a nationwide 18 day protest movement that eventually ended the 30-year rule of Hosni Mubarak and his National Democratic Party. .