In pictures: Female Afghan pilot lands in Egypt during her solo flight around the world

Shaesta Waiz, 29-year-old aviator the first certified civilian female Afghan pilot will attempt to become the youngest woman to fly solo around the world to promote STEM and aviation education to encourage women to believe in themselves and allow their dreams to soar.
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Shaesta Waiz, Afghanistans first female certified civilian pilot, poses for a picture from inside her plane at Cairo International Airport on July 2, 2017 during her bid to become youngest woman in history to complete a solo round-the-world flight. Waiz took off from Daytona Beach, Florida on Saturday and has mapped out a route that will take her aboard her Beechcraft Bonanza A36 aircraft approximately 25,800km to more than 18 countries, including Spain, Egypt, India, Singapore and Australia, before ending the trip back in Florida in August. (KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Shaesta Waiz, Afghanistans first female certified civilian pilot, speaks with children outside her plane in a hangar at Cairo International Airport on July 2, 2017 during her bid to become youngest woman in history to complete a solo round-the-world flight. Waiz took off from Daytona Beach, Florida on Saturday and has mapped out a route that will take her aboard her Beechcraft Bonanza A36 aircraft approximately 25,800km to more than 18 countries, including Spain, Egypt, India, Singapore and Australia, before ending the trip back in Florida in August. (KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Shaesta Waiz, Afghanistans first female certified civilian pilot, poses for a picture on her plane in a hangar at Cairo International Airport on July 2, 2017 during her bid to become youngest woman in history to complete a solo round-the-world flight. Waiz took off from Daytona Beach, Florida on Saturday and has mapped out a route that will take her aboard her Beechcraft Bonanza A36 aircraft approximately 25,800km to more than 18 countries, including Spain, Egypt, India, Singapore and Australia, before ending the trip back in Florida in August. (KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Shaesta Waiz, Afghanistans first female certified civilian pilot, speaks with children outside her plane in a hangar at Cairo International Airport on July 2, 2017 during her bid to become youngest woman in history to complete a solo round-the-world flight. Waiz took off from Daytona Beach, Florida on Saturday and has mapped out a route that will take her aboard her Beechcraft Bonanza A36 aircraft approximately 25,800km to more than 18 countries, including Spain, Egypt, India, Singapore and Australia, before ending the trip back in Florida in August. (KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Shaesta Waiz, Afghanistans first female certified civilian pilot, speaks to journalists by her plane in a hangar at Cairo International Airport on July 2, 2017 during her bid to become youngest woman in history to complete a solo round-the-world flight. Waiz took off from Daytona Beach, Florida on Saturday and has mapped out a route that will take her aboard her Beechcraft Bonanza A36 aircraft approximately 25,800km to more than 18 countries, including Spain, Egypt, India, Singapore and Australia, before ending the trip back in Florida in August. (KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Shaesta Waiz, Afghanistans first female certified civilian pilot, gives a speech in a hangar at Cairo International Airport on July 2, 2017 during her bid to become youngest woman in history to complete a solo round-the-world flight. Waiz took off from Daytona Beach, Florida on Saturday and has mapped out a route that will take her aboard her Beechcraft Bonanza A36 aircraft approximately 25,800km to more than 18 countries, including Spain, Egypt, India, Singapore and Australia, before ending the trip back in Florida in August. (KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Shaesta Waiz, Afghanistans first female certified civilian pilot, poses for a picture from inside her plane in a hangar at Cairo International Airport on July 2, 2017 during her bid to become youngest woman in history to complete a solo round-the-world flight. Waiz took off from Daytona Beach, Florida on Saturday and has mapped out a route that will take her aboard her Beechcraft Bonanza A36 aircraft approximately 25,800km to more than 18 countries, including Spain, Egypt, India, Singapore and Australia, before ending the trip back in Florida in August. (KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Shaesta Waiz, Afghanistans first female certified civilian pilot, stands outside her plane in a hangar at Cairo International Airport on July 2, 2017 during her bid to become youngest woman in history to complete a solo round-the-world flight. Waiz took off from Daytona Beach, Florida on Saturday and has mapped out a route that will take her aboard her Beechcraft Bonanza A36 aircraft approximately 25,800km to more than 18 countries, including Spain, Egypt, India, Singapore and Australia, before ending the trip back in Florida in August. (KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Mon 03 Jul 2017 12:49 PM