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The decline of Egypt's traditional galabeya

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For the past 30 years Egypt has witnessed the decline of the galabeya.

Peasants in the fields still wear it, but western-leaning businessmen wear suits.

One independent politician, however, is pushing for its return.

Christian Fraser reports from Cairo.

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