Egyptian popstar rocks Cairo with sold-out concert over Eiid

Arab pop icon Amr Diab wowed the crowd with his first concert since the release of his new album
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Egyptian pop star Amr Diab performed in the coastal resort of Ain al-Sukhna, east of Cairo over the Eid holiday this week. (AFP/Getty Images)
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The singer, dubbed the best-selling Arab record artist of all time, took the stage in his usual style, confidently performing a mix of his best-known hits. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Diab rocked the east coast of the city with his performances, with plenty of fans turning up to hear him sing. (AFP/Getty Images)
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The singer and composer of geel music is known as the contemporary face of Egyptian el-geel pop music. He was awarded the World Music Award for Best Selling Middle Eastern Artist four times: 1998, 2002, 2007 and 2009. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Diab has also sold over 50 million albums worldwide. Above: June 2011, when he sang during a concert at the American University in Cairo. (AFP/Getty Images)
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In April this year, the Arab icon also pleased crowds at a concert in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Diab, who is thought to have revolutionised Egyptian show business, is known for his unique blending of Western rhythms with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern music styles to create a new music style, often referred to as Mediterranean music. Above: He performs during the 45ft session of the International Carthage festival, on August 14, 2009, at the Romain theatre in Carthage, near Tunis. (AFP/Getty Images)
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