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As the sun set on a recent Friday evening at the McBride apartment complex in Cairo, people gathered in a yard between the building rows.
Young girls practiced cartwheels. Boys played chase. And a dozen or so teens stood around talking about their pride in Cairo: several noted the long tradition of success on the high school basketball court, as well as the love that can be found in this city. Sounds of music, conversation and laughter filled the air.