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Sadate Pyramide
Born at Mit Abul-Kum in 1918, Anouar el-Sadate makes its studies in Cairo. In 1938, it create a clandestine group of officers to obtain the independence. In 1952, Sadate appears among the leaders of the Egyptian revolution which causes the fall of the king Farouk. It continues its collaboration with Nasser, as vice-president of Egypt since 1964 to 1966 and once again since 1969. With the death of Nasser, in 1970, Sadate is elected as President. It manage its country whereas this one knows one period of social and economic important problems. In 1973, it tries, by the war, to recover the Sinai, occupied by Israel since 1967. This war will be short and it especially will make it possible to start the process of peace because, in the two camps, the aspiration with peace carries it. In 1977, Sadate accepts the invitation of the Israeli government and a year later, Egyptiens and Israelis sign the Camp David agreements terminating the hostilities which oppose them since the birth of Israel in 1948. It is thanks to this agreement that the Nobel Prize of peace is allotted to Sadate and to the Israeli Begin. Unfortunately, the signature of these agreements generates an important opposition. In October 1981, Sadate is assassinated by a group of islamist militants. It rests from now in this monument set up for its honor.

When I took this photograph, a police officer came to prohibit me to film. I explained, without success, that I did not film, he was deaf. He said that he accept that I film, but without the tripod. Then, I closed just it, without folding up it, and made pretence photograph. After it moved away, I put back the tripod and shot 4 photographs. The police officer came back, furious. I had time to flee before being arrested...

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