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A picture taken on September 9, 2017 shows felucca boats moored in the Nile at a marina in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor. / AFP / KHALED DESOUKI
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A picture taken on September 9, 2017 shows felucca boats moored in the Nile at a marina in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor. / AFP / KHALED DESOUKI
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A picture taken on September 9, 2017 shows an Egyptian rowing a boat in the Nile, in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor. / AFP / KHALED DESOUKI
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A picture taken on September 10, 2017 shows river boats moored in the Nile at a marina in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor. / AFP / KHALED DESOUKI
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A picture taken on September 9, 2017 shows a felucca boat sailing down the Nile in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor. / AFP / KHALED DESOUKI
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An aerial picture taken from a hot air balloon on September 10, 2017 shows a view of the Nile as it flows through the southern Egyptian city of Luxor. / AFP / KHALED DESOUKI
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A picture taken on September 10, 2017 shows a silhouette of the skyline of the southern Egyptian city of Luxor at sunrise, showing the pylons and columns of the ancient Egyptian Temple of Luxor and the minaret of the 13th century Abu Haggag mosque, with the belltowers of the Coptic Orthodox Church of the Archangel Michael appearing in the background. / AFP / KHALED DESOUKI
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A picture taken on September 10, 2017 shows felucca boats moored in the Nile at a marina in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor. / AFP / KHALED DESOUKI
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A picture taken on September 9, 2017 shows an Egyptian rowing a boat in the Nile, in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor. / AFP / KHALED DESOUKI
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A picture taken on September 9, 2017 shows river boats moored in the Nile at a marina in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor. / AFP / KHALED DESOUKI
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A picture taken on September 10, 2017 shows felucca boats moored in the Nile at a marina in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor. / AFP / KHALED DESOUKI
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A picture taken on September 10, 2017 shows river boats moored in the Nile at a marina at sunrise in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor. / AFP / KHALED DESOUKI
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A picture taken on September 10, 2017 shows feluccas and riverboats moored in the Nile at a marina in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor. / AFP / KHALED DESOUKI
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A picture taken on September 9, 2017 shows a felucca boat sailing down the Nile in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor. / AFP / KHALED DESOUKI
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A picture taken on September 10, 2017 shows felucca boats moored in the Nile at a marina in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor. / AFP / KHALED DESOUKI
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A picture taken on September 9, 2017 shows a river boat sailing in the Nile past the Temple of Luxor in the eponymous southern Egyptian city. / AFP / KHALED DESOUKI
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A picture taken on September 9, 2017 shows a view of the Nile river in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor. / AFP / KHALED DESOUKI
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A picture taken on September 10, 2017 shows an evening view of a hotel restaurant on the east bank of the Nile in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor. / AFP / KHALED DESOUKI
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A picture taken on September 10, 2017 shows an ancient Egyptian-styled restaurant riverboat sailing down the Nile in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor. / AFP / KHALED DESOUKI
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An aerial picture taken from a hot air balloon on September 10, 2017 shows a view of the Nile as it flows through the farmland countryside around the southern Egyptian city of Luxor. / AFP / KHALED DESOUKI
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A picture taken on September 10, 2017 shows river boats moored in the Nile at a marina at sunrise in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor. / AFP / KHALED DESOUKI
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A picture taken on September 9, 2017 shows a view of houses by the Nile in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor. / AFP / KHALED DESOUKI
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A picture taken on September 9, 2017 shows a view of the Nile river in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor. / AFP / KHALED DESOUKI
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A picture taken on September 9, 2017 shows an Egyptian rowing a boat in the Nile past cattle grazing on the bank in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor. / AFP / KHALED DESOUKI
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A picture taken on September 9, 2017 shows a view of houses by the Nile in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor. / AFP / KHALED DESOUKI
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A picture taken on September 9, 2017 shows river boats moored in the Nile at a marina in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor. / AFP / KHALED DESOUKI
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A picture taken on September 10, 2017 shows felucca boats moored in the Nile at a marina in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor. / AFP / KHALED DESOUKI
Updated 13 September 2017

The Nile: A major north-flowing river in northeastern Africa

Breathtaking photos of the major north-flowing river in northeastern Africa: the Nile. It is believed to be the longest river in the world at 4,135 miles (6,650 kilometers), according to the U.S. National Park Service.