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  • The article, quoting several local professors, argued that Egypt's youth, or "shabab", should copy the work ethic of these Chinese traders as a solution to dealing with the economic crisis.

    The Daily Reckoning

  • It was for one of our neighborhood shabab, the teenage boys who had tried to fight off Hezbollah.

    Day of Honey

  • It had a long balcony where I could sit and watch the neighborhood dramas: pigeons mating, people filing in and out of the church, the neighborhood shabab hanging out in front of the bakery.

    Day of Honey

  • At the bakery, our neighborhood shabab were excited.

    Day of Honey

  • The streets were empty except for shabab, young men, whizzing past on mopeds with yellow Hezbollah flags fluttering off the backs.

    Day of Honey

  • Behind the two cousins, the rest of the Future shabab had spread out into the intersection.

    Day of Honey

  • It had a long balcony where I could sit and watch the neighborhood dramas: pigeons mating, people filing in and out of the church, the neighborhood shabab hanging out in front of the bakery.

    Day of Honey

  • Occasionally they would get into fights with one another or with shabab on a neighboring block, and at night they would drag chairs out of the bakery and sit in the middle of the sidewalk smoking water pipes.

    Day of Honey

  • At the bakery, our neighborhood shabab were excited.

    Day of Honey

  • In any case, the shabab contented themselves with dirty looks, and we hustled her home as quickly as we could.

    Day of Honey

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  • “There is also the “shabab,” milling groups of youngsters who arrive at the front each day hoping to pitch in, but with scant idea of how. Officially, the shabab are not part of the fight.”

    The New York Times, Libyan Rebels Don’t Really Add Up to an Army, by C.J. Chivers, April 6, 2011

    April 7, 2011