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A wooden puppet from Egypt's Aragoz puppets show performs in Beit al-Sehemi, in Cairo's Gamaliya district, on November 15, 2019. - At a historic Islamic Cairo complex, a swarm of spectators scurried for seats to watch Egypt's Aragoz puppet show played by Wamda troupe, the only group striving to save the traditional folk theatre. "Come out, Aragoz," the audience shouted in unison as they impatiently waited for the adored satirical hero, recognised last year as an intangible cultural heritage by the UNESCO, to appear. (Photo by Mohamed el-Shahed / AFP)

Folk puppets keeping heritage of Egyptian satire alive