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The coast of southern Sinai near Sharm el Sheik is famous for the underwater beauty of the coral reefs that abound there. The hotels have floating jettys allowing you to jump into the Red Sea without touching the reef, and tourists are strictly forbidden to walk into the ocean from the beach, because every step would destroy a bit of a fragile ecosystem that really must be maintained, not only for its beauty, but also for the rich cuisine it offers to the fish. But the Egyptian workers constructing the hotels along the coast do not have access to the jetties - and they also need a refreshing swim after a hard day's work. So they simply walk into the sea over the corals. As most of us are used to and always have been doing wherever we come from. And can you blame them?

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