Egypt's Coptics electing new leader

A council of Egypt's Coptic Christians is voting Monday in a process that will elect a new spiritual leader for the ancient church.

A Coptic clergyman leaves after he registered for voting during the new Coptic Pope elections at the main Coptic cathedral in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. A council of Egypt's Coptic Christians is voting Monday in a process that will elect a new spiritual leader for the ancient church as the community struggles to assert its identity and role amid a rising tide of Islamism that has left many Copts fearful for their future. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

A Coptic clergyman leaves after he registered for voting during the new Coptic Pope elections at the main Coptic cathedral in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. A council of Egypt's Coptic Christians is voting Monday in a process that will elect a new spiritual leader for the ancient church as the community struggles to assert its identity and role amid a rising tide of Islamism that has left many Copts fearful for their future. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

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