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Front page of Al-Ahram of 1973

Egypt's largest newspaper, founded in 1875 by the Taqla family.
The newspaper is published in Arabic, and is the best known and the leading newspaper in the Arab world today. It now has a circulation of about 900,000, of which a substantial part is sold abroad, principally in Arabic countries. But the newspaper has subscribers in most of the world's countries, and is often the first Arabic newspaper that libraries in non-Arabic countries make available in their newspaper selections.
Al-Ahram has a wide coverage of world affairs, but as for Egyptian affairs, it is considered to express views that are close to the government's own.

By Tore Kjeilen