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Ahmed Sabr, a 17 year old student from Kom Ombo, prunes grapes vines with his classmates at KADCO, Kingdom Agricultural Development Company, invested in by Prince Walid Bin Talal.

The Toshka Project is an attempt to create a vast agricultural oasis out of desert and water diverted from the nile. Building started 10 years ago and was seen as Mubarak's pyramid. Now it continues to slowly grow at a fraction of it's original design.

David Degner / The National