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Luxor blames Cairo chaos, not balloon crash, for tourism woes

A Nile Cruise boat sails along the Nile River, a day after a hot air balloon crash left 19 foreigners dead, in Luxor February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A Nile Cruise boat sails along the Nile River, a day after a hot air balloon crash left 19 foreigners dead, in Luxor February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A Nile Cruise boat sails along the Nile River, a day after a hot air balloon crash left 19 foreigners dead, in Luxor February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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A dhow sails along the Nile River during sunset, a day after a hot air balloon crash left 19 foreigners dead, in Luxor February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A dhow sails along the Nile River during sunset, a day after a hot air balloon crash left 19 foreigners dead, in Luxor February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A dhow sails along the Nile River during sunset, a day after a hot air balloon crash left 19 foreigners dead, in Luxor February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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Tourists walk along the main corridor of the Temple of Hatshepsut, a day after a hot air balloon crash left 19 foreigners dead, in Luxor, February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Tourists walk along the main corridor of the Temple of Hatshepsut, a day after a hot air balloon crash left 19 foreigners dead, in Luxor, February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Tourists walk along the main corridor of the Temple of Hatshepsut, a day after a hot air balloon crash left 19 foreigners dead, in Luxor, February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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A tourist walks inside the Temple of Hatshepsut, a day after a hot air balloon crash left 19 foreigners dead, in Luxor, February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A tourist walks inside the Temple of Hatshepsut, a day after a hot air balloon crash left 19 foreigners dead, in Luxor, February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A tourist walks inside the Temple of Hatshepsut, a day after a hot air balloon crash left 19 foreigners dead, in Luxor, February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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A tourist walks down the main corridor of the Temple of Hatshepsut, a day after a hot air balloon crash left 19 foreigners dead, in Luxor, February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A tourist walks down the main corridor of the Temple of Hatshepsut, a day after a hot air balloon crash left 19 foreigners dead, in Luxor, February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A tourist walks down the main corridor of the Temple of Hatshepsut, a day after a hot air balloon crash left 19 foreigners dead, in Luxor, February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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Tourists are seen at the Temple of Hatshepsut, a day after a hot air balloon crash left 19 foreigners dead, in Luxor, February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Tourists are seen at the Temple of Hatshepsut, a day after a hot air balloon crash left 19 foreigners dead, in Luxor, February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Tourists are seen at the Temple of Hatshepsut, a day after a hot air balloon crash left 19 foreigners dead, in Luxor, February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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A tourist takes a photo of her sister at the Temple of Hatshepsut, a day after a hot air balloon crash left 19 foreigners dead, in Luxor, February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A tourist takes a photo of her sister at the Temple of Hatshepsut, a day after a hot air balloon crash left 19 foreigners dead, in Luxor, February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A tourist takes a photo of her sister at the Temple of Hatshepsut, a day after a hot air balloon crash left 19 foreigners dead, in Luxor, February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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