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An election worker pays his respects to Coptic Bishop Bishoy, left, while he registers 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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