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**FILE** Egyptians stand Aug. 5, 2012, outside the El Arish hospital, after an attack which Egypt and Israel blamed on Islamist militants from the Hamas-run Gaza Strip in Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula. (Associated Press)
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**FILE** Egyptians stand Aug. 5, 2012, outside the El Arish hospital, after an attack which Egypt and Israel blamed on Islamist militants from the Hamas-run Gaza Strip in Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula. (Associated Press)

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