National Geographic : 1938 Dec
Photograph by Egyptian Army Air Force ZAMALIK BRIDGE AT CAIRO OPENS TO LET A STRING OF NILE SAILBOATS PASS The largest city of Islam stretches along the Nile in the shadows of the Pyramids. More than a million Africans, Orientals, and Europeans form itspolyglot population. In winter, visitors from all over the world flock here, including students who come to study in museums, ofEgyptian antiquities and ofArab art,or at the University of El-Azhar. With its mosques, fascinating bazaars, palaces, night clubs, and race tracks, Cairo is the gayest capital inthis Levantine world.