Egypt is mourning the loss of acclaimed film actor Ahmed Zaki, 55, who died of cancer on Sunday.
Zaki broke colour barriers in Egyptian films, becoming the first dark-skinned actor to take leading roles in Cairo's thriving cinema industry.
He played two Egyptian presidents on film, Gamal Abdul Nasser and Anwar Sadat, whose widow Jihan (left) attended the first screening in Cairo.
Zaki's portrayal of Sadat was seen by critics as a landmark for Arab cinema.
Born into a poor family in rural Zagazig in the Nile Delta, he rose to become one of the top stars of Egyptian cinema.
Zaki was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2004. Fans followed headlines about the ups and downs of his treatment closely.
In one of his last appearances in January, a tearful Zaki told fans: "I've been fighting a ferocious battle for a year against a damned illness, but you were with me. I love you and thank you very much."