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Red Hot Chili Peppers rock Egypt's pyramids
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Mar 15, 2019 6:55 PM 1+ week ago

CAIRO (Reuters) - Californian group Red Hot Chili Peppers played in front of Egypt's great pyramids of Giza on Friday, entertaining more than 10,000 people at the site and many more over a livestream link.

With the three ancient monuments silhouetted behind the stage, the funk-rock band opened with "Can't Stop" from the 2002 album "By The Way" and followed with "Californication", "Dark Necessities" and other hits.

The concert, held under tight security, was promoted by Egypt's tourism ministry, which is trying to put the country back on the map as a prime destination after an uprising in 2011 and years of subsequent turmoil scared many visitors away.

"It was a lot of work to get here but it was absolutely worth it," said fan Christina Robertson, from Madison, Wisconsin, who left five children at home to make the trip.

"I've always wanted to come to Egypt, I've always wanted to see the pyramids, it's spectacular, it's a dream, and to see Red ...

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