Donkey Barber Grooms Cairo’s Animals

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Mohamed Mustafa teaches his 5-year-old son the family’s trade, one shear at a time. Mohamed is one of Cairo’s donkey barbers, an expert in trimming and styling horses, camels, mules, sheep, goats, dogs and donkeys. He is a third-generation qassasseen, the Egyptian Arabic term for animal barbers, and his grandfather worked in Cairo’s Abdeen Palace. Mohamed charges between 20 and 30 Egyptian pounds ($3 to $5) per customer, with each appointment taking him less than 30 minutes to finish – depending on the order, and the animal’s sensitivities.

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