In pictures: Vintage biplanes fly near the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt

It is the first aviation rally to be granted permission to land at Egypt's Giza pyramids in 50 years during the Vintage Air Rally (VAR)
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Belgian pilots Alexandra Maingard and her husband Cedric Collette fly their vintage Stampe OO-GWB biplane near the Pyramids of Giza, on the southern outskirts of the Egyptian capital Cairo on November 13, 2016 during the Vintage Air Rally (VAR). A dozen biplanes from the 1920s and 1930s are flying 8,000 miles from Crete to Cape Town in a vintage aviation rally that harks back to the early days of air travel. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)
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Egyptian pilot Yasser Menaissy (L) and Belgian pilot Cedric Collette sit in a vintage Stampe OO-GWB biplane in an airfield near the Pyramids of Giza, on the southern outskirts of the Egyptian capital Cairo on November 13, 2016 during the Vintage Air Rally (VAR). A dozen biplanes from the 1920s and 1930s are flying 8,000 miles from Crete to Cape Town in a vintage aviation rally that harks back to the early days of air travel. The pilots will fly along the Nile from Cairo to Khartoum, past the highlands of Ethiopia, down through East Africa past Mount Kilimanjaro, over Victoria Falls, and will end in South Africa. It is the first aviation rally to be granted permission to land at Egypt's Giza pyramids in 50 years, and will put on Sudan's first air show. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)
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Egyptian pilot Yasser Menaissy and Belgian pilot Cedric Collette fly a vintage Stampe OO-GWB biplane by one of the Great Pyramids of Giza, on the southern outskirts of the Egyptian capital Cairo on November 13, 2016 during the Vintage Air Rally (VAR). A dozen biplanes from the 1920s and 1930s are flying 8,000 miles from Crete to Cape Town in a vintage aviation rally that harks back to the early days of air travel. The pilots will fly along the Nile from Cairo to Khartoum, past the highlands of Ethiopia, down through East Africa past Mount Kilimanjaro, over Victoria Falls, and will end in South Africa. It is the first aviation rally to be granted permission to land at Egypt's Giza pyramids in 50 years, and will put on Sudan's first air show. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)
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A picture taken on November 13, 2016 shows the DH82A Tiger Moth biplane of the South African team and the Stampe OO-GWB of the Belgium team that are participating in the Vintage Air Rally (VAR) at an airfield in Cairo's 6th of October City, west of the Egyptian capital. A dozen biplanes from the 1920s and 1930s are flying 8,000 miles from Crete to Cape Town in a vintage aviation rally that harks back to the early days of air travel. The pilots will fly along the Nile from Cairo to Khartoum, past the highlands of Ethiopia, down through East Africa past Mount Kilimanjaro, over Victoria Falls, and will end in South Africa. It is the first aviation rally to be granted permission to land at Egypt's Giza pyramids in 50 years, and will put on Sudan's first air show. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)
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A picture taken on November 13, 2016 shows biplanes on the tarmac of teams participating in the Vintage Air Rally (VAR) including (from L to R) the German team's Bü 131 Bücker Jungmann, the Botswanian team's DH82 Tiger Moth, and the Canadian team's Travel Air 4000; at an airfield in Cairo's 6th of October City, west of the Egyptian capital, during the Vintage Air Rally (VAR). A dozen biplanes from the 1920s and 1930s are flying 8,000 miles from Crete to Cape Town in a vintage aviation rally that harks back to the early days of air travel. The pilots will fly along the Nile from Cairo to Khartoum, past the highlands of Ethiopia, down through East Africa past Mount Kilimanjaro, over Victoria Falls, and will end in South Africa. It is the first aviation rally to be granted permission to land at Egypt's Giza pyramids in 50 years, and will put on Sudan's first air show. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)
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German pilot Ingo Presser (L) checks his Bü 131 Bücker Jungmann biplane after landing at an airfield in Cairo's 6th of October City, west of the Egyptian capital, during the Vintage Air Rally (VAR) on November 13, 2016. A dozen biplanes from the 1920s and 1930s are flying 8,000 miles from Crete to Cape Town in a vintage aviation rally that harks back to the early days of air travel. The pilots will fly along the Nile from Cairo to Khartoum, past the highlands of Ethiopia, down through East Africa past Mount Kilimanjaro, over Victoria Falls, and will end in South Africa. It is the first aviation rally to be granted permission to land at Egypt's Giza pyramids in 50 years, and will put on Sudan's first air show. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)
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Belgian pilots Alexandra Maingard (L) and her husband Cedric Collette prepare their biplane for takeoff it an airfield near the Pyramids of Giza, on the southern outskirts of the Egyptian capital Cairo on November 13, 2016 during the Vintage Air Rally (VAR). A dozen biplanes from the 1920s and 1930s are flying 8,000 miles from Crete to Cape Town in a vintage aviation rally that harks back to the early days of air travel. The pilots will fly along the Nile from Cairo to Khartoum, past the highlands of Ethiopia, down through East Africa past Mount Kilimanjaro, over Victoria Falls, and will end in South Africa. It is the first aviation rally to be granted permission to land at Egypt's Giza pyramids in 50 years, and will put on Sudan's first air show. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)
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A picture taken on November 13, 2016 shows the Travel Air 4000 vintage biplane of the US team parked on the runway behind the South African DH82A Tiger Moth at an airfield in Cairo's 6th of October City, west of the Egyptian capital, during the Vintage Air Rally (VAR). A dozen biplanes from the 1920s and 1930s are flying 8,000 miles from Crete to Cape Town in a vintage aviation rally that harks back to the early days of air travel. The pilots will fly along the Nile from Cairo to Khartoum, past the highlands of Ethiopia, down through East Africa past Mount Kilimanjaro, over Victoria Falls, and will end in South Africa. It is the first aviation rally to be granted permission to land at Egypt's Giza pyramids in 50 years, and will put on Sudan's first air show. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)
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An official refuels the German team's Bü 131 Bücker Jungmann biplane at an airfield Cairo's 6th of October City, west of the Egyptian capital during the Vintage Air Rally (VAR) on November 13, 2016. A dozen biplanes from the 1920s and 1930s are flying 8,000 miles from Crete to Cape Town in a vintage aviation rally that harks back to the early days of air travel. The pilots will fly along the Nile from Cairo to Khartoum, past the highlands of Ethiopia, down through East Africa past Mount Kilimanjaro, over Victoria Falls, and will end in South Africa. It is the first aviation rally to be granted permission to land at Egypt's Giza pyramids in 50 years, and will put on Sudan's first air show. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)
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Belgian pilots Alexandra Maingard and her husband Cedric Collette fly their vintage Stampe OO-GWB biplane by one of the Pyramids of Giza, on the southern outskirts of the Egyptian capital Cairo on November 13, 2016 during the Vintage Air Rally (VAR). A dozen biplanes from the 1920s and 1930s are flying 8,000 miles from Crete to Cape Town in a vintage aviation rally that harks back to the early days of air travel. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)
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Egyptian pilot Yasser Menaissy (L) and Belgian pilot Cedric Collette pose for a photo in a vintage Stampe OO-GWB biplane in an airfield near the Pyramids of Giza, on the southern outskirts of the Egyptian capital Cairo on November 13, 2016 during the Vintage Air Rally (VAR). A dozen biplanes from the 1920s and 1930s are flying 8,000 miles from Crete to Cape Town in a vintage aviation rally that harks back to the early days of air travel. The pilots will fly along the Nile from Cairo to Khartoum, past the highlands of Ethiopia, down through East Africa past Mount Kilimanjaro, over Victoria Falls, and will end in South Africa. It is the first aviation rally to be granted permission to land at Egypt's Giza pyramids in 50 years, and will put on Sudan's first air show. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)