(CNN) — Was it the ultimate adventure or an audacious act of disrespect that should be punished by law?
An Internet sensation was touched off this week by Russian photographer Vadim Makhorov and a group of his friends — the group ignored regulations prohibiting the public from climbing on the Pyramids at Giza, Egypt, and came away with spectacular photos.
Taken on top of the Pyramids from positions clearly taken to avoid detection by guards, the photos have incited reactions ranging from envy and awe to indignation and concern for the preservation of the ancient wonders.
In an email to CNN, Makhorov now explains his reasons for flaunting the regulations, and issues an apology to Egypt and the world.
Vadim Makhorov’s email to CNN
“I’ve always been drawn to Egypt. For as long as I can remember my dream was to get to the top of the Great Pyramid of…
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what about solar & wheat…
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi have discussed the possibility of the deliveries of Russian natural gas to Egypt as the North African country may soon become an importer to revive its weakened economy, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday.
The presidents met on Wednesday on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in South Africa.
“Morsi expressed interest in the deliveries of Russian gas,” Lavrov told reporters in Durban.
Egypt is facing the possibility to become importer of natural gas for the first time in its history as domestic production fails to keep pace with demand growth in the aftermath of the January 2011 revolt that ousted Hosni Mubarak and months of civil unrest that followed.
Egyptian Oil Minister Osama Kamal said last November that industry would be allowed to import gas in the second half of 2013. Factories will be permitted to import a…
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Idealism in the eyes of the wisdom. Most probably we all deny our self existence for concerns that does not relate to our truth. Either we’re too selfless to give up our craving inner self to the extent of losing it to the social demands or simply too weak to stand up for it. For instance I have met character A, 30 something years old and has 2 girls. Torn between the idealistic view of his life which is heterosexual marriage with beautiful kids and a lovely wife. And a long term relationship with a guy who can answer his very deep emotional requests of being contained and understood. We have seen each other for a while and I really liked him. The only problem is him feeling guilty about us due to the family. In which I have just let him go l, because I know for a fact…
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