FEATURE-Egypt wants antiquated taxis off its roads

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By Will Rasmussen CAIRO, Aug 19 (Reuters) - The Egyptian government wants Fawzi Zawar, 49, to give up his taxi. But Zawar, with a white moustache and white hair, is not about to let go of his 27-year-old South Korean Hyundai Pony. Zawar earns 600 Egyptian pounds ($112) a month rattling through Cairo's streets in his vinyl-seat Pony, with its peeling white and black paint and no door handles, window knobs, or sun visors. That's more than he makes in his civil service day job. Hyundai ...

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