13 Photos That Show a Side to Sudan You Rarely See in the Media
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13 Photos That Show a Side to Sudan You Rarely See in the Media

People with no ties to Sudan might only associated it with strife. Headlines seem only to scream about conflict, poverty and environmental issues.

While these serious issues cannot and should not be ignored, that narrative still presents us with a one-dimensional impression of reality on the ground for Sudanese people.

Image Credit: Getty Images. A shop owner in Omdurman.

For some, Sudan is about stories of the ancient kingdoms of Kush and Nubia, with archaeology that continues to be unearthed today; untouched natural beauty, its slowly growing tourism sector and the stories of its people, their Arab-African culture and cherished traditions.

Here are some images of Sudan that show you a side that you don't usually see in the headlines: 

1. Al-Fateh tower in downtown Khartoum

Via: Getty Images
Via: Getty Images

2. Ancient city of Meroë

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Via: Getty Images

3. St. Matthew's Catholic Cathedral, near Khartoum

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Via: Getty Images

4. Al-Kuru archaeological site near Khartoum

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Via: Getty Images

5. Pyramid in the Meroe Desert, north of Khartoum

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Via: Getty Images

6. Sudan's White Nile

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Via: Getty Images

7. A jewelry shop's window display in Khartoum

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Via: Getty Images

8. People at a clothes market in Omdurman

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Via: Getty Images

9. Town of Karima, flanked by Jebel Barkal, a mountain once considered sacred ground by the ancient Egyptians

Via: Flickr/David Stanley
Via: Flickr/David Stanley

10. The Western Deffufa, an ancient temple in Kerma

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Via: Wikimedia Commons

11. Begrawiya Pyramids

Via: Flickr/David Stanley
Via: Flickr/David Stanley

12. A barge on the Nile

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Via: Getty Images

13. Khartoum's Great Mosque

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Via: Getty Images
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