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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 file photo released by the Egyptian Defense Ministry, Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, left, visits a polling site in the Heliopolis neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt, on the first day of voting in the constitutional referendum. Having secured victory in a referendum on a relatively liberal constitution that he championed, insiders say Egypt's military chief is turning his attention to the country’s overwhelming array of problems _ from health and education to government subsidies and investment. The revelations offer the latest indication that Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is planning a run for president, capping a stunning transformation for the 59-year-old who started in the infantry.(AP Photo/Egyptian Defense Ministry via Facebook, File)

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