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A cargo ship transits the Suez Canal en route from the Mediterranean Sea to the Gulf of Suez at the city of Suez, Egypt, on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011. Oil has come off two-year highs above $92 earlier this week as investor fears that chaos in Egypt could disrupt the two million barrels of crude per day that pass through the Suez Canal and an adjacent pipeline eased. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Photo by: Emilio Morenatti
A cargo ship transits the Suez Canal en route from the Mediterranean Sea to the Gulf of Suez at the city of Suez, Egypt, on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011. Oil has come off two-year highs above $92 earlier this week as investor fears that chaos in Egypt could disrupt the two million barrels of crude per day that pass through the Suez Canal and an adjacent pipeline eased. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

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