The Zabaleen (Egyptian Arabic for "garbage people") are beginning their rounds.
Since the age of eight, Magdi Mosaad has eked out a meagre living recycling Cairo's waste.
Each morning he scurries around the apartment blocks, emptying the contents of festering bins into the canvas bag strapped to his back. He looks like a bee storing honey.
He has done this job for 14 hours a day, for 30 years of his life. More...