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Sisters brighten Sohag churches with Coptic murals

These sisters are painting intricate Coptic murals

to brighten up churches in their hometown

Location: Sohag, Egypt

Sara Kamel Zekry is a fine arts graduate

and her studies led to her fascination of Coptic art

(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) ARTIST WHO PAINTS CHURCH MURALS, SARA KAMEL ZEKRY, SAYING:

"Coptic art taught me how to understand the stories in the Bible, conclude a meaning from them and understand what each symbol refers to. It made me deepen my knowledge further in the Bible."

Sara passed on her passion to her younger sister, Christine

The pair now tour Christian churches with their paint and brushes

and spend up to 12 hours finishing a single mural

(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) ARTIST WHO PAINTS CHURCH MURALS, SARA KAMEL ZEKRY, SAYING:

"It is a difficult job to stand for eight or 12 hours like this and I only take a small break every three or four hours, it is really exhausting. It is difficult to keep going with it. But if one loves something and works on developing it, they will never get bored."

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