Egypt's Coptic Christians pick new Pope

Bishop Tawadros was chosen as Pope of the Coptic Christian church on Sunday in an elaborate ceremony where a blindfolded boy drew the name out of a crystal chalice.

In this Saturday Nov. 3, 2012 photo, a plastic ball containing a name is drawn to determine which lucky boy will be selected to chose the new Coptic pope in a ceremony where the blindfolded boy will pull one of three names from a crystal chalice. Egypt's ancient Coptic Christian church named a new pope on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 to spiritually guide the community through a time when many fear for their future with the rise of Islamists to power and deterioration in police powers after last year's uprising. (Mohammed Abu Zeid)

In this Saturday Nov. 3, 2012 photo, a plastic ball containing a name is drawn to determine which lucky boy will be selected to chose the new Coptic pope in a ceremony where the blindfolded boy will pull one of three names from a crystal chalice. Egypt's ancient Coptic Christian church named a new pope on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 to spiritually guide the community through a time when many fear for their future with the rise of Islamists to power and deterioration in police powers after last year's uprising. (Mohammed Abu Zeid)

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