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Coptic Christians demonstrate on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn., to show their support for the Egyptian military and to denounce Islamist violence against Christians in Egypt. The demonstration came amid increasing pressure on the Obama administration to take some sort of action against the military for what many see as a coup d'etat against deposed President Mohammed Morsi. (AP Photo/Travis Loller)
Photo by: Travis Loller
Coptic Christians demonstrate on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn., to show their support for the Egyptian military and to denounce Islamist violence against Christians in Egypt. The demonstration came amid increasing pressure on the Obama administration to take some sort of action against the military for what many see as a coup d'etat against deposed President Mohammed Morsi. (AP Photo/Travis Loller)

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