In a narrow alleyway in the heart of Egypt’s coastal city of Alexandria, Ebtesam Mohamed is busy working on a decades-old Egyptian tradition of ironing clothes using her feet. Unlike in regular ironing, she smoothes out the creases in clothes using a large hot metal slab which weighs nearly 40 kilograms with her feet. Mohamed, a 45-year-old single mother, has been doing the job for the past 35...
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