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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)
Photo by: 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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