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A Coptic pilgrim prays during a ceremony this month at Mar Girgis Monastery, near Luxor, Egypt. Egypt’s Christian minority, about 10 percent of the population of more than 80 million, has long complained of discrimination, but Christians fear things are reaching a crisis point since the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak and the subsequent rise to power of Islamists. (Associated Press)

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Smoke rises Monday after an Israeli attack on smuggling tunnels on the border between Egypt and Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip. Egypt has been mediating indirect talks between Israeli and Palestinian officials. (Associated Press)

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Smoke rises following an Israeli attack on smuggling tunnels on the border between Egypt and Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Eyad Baba)

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Smoke rises following an Israeli attack on smuggling tunnels on the border between Egypt and Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Eyad Baba)

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Smoke rises following an Israeli attack on smuggling tunnels on the border between Egypt and Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Eyad Baba)

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Smoke rises following an Israeli attack on smuggling tunnels on the border between Egypt and Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Eyad Baba)

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Smoke rises following an Israeli attack on smuggling tunnels on the border between Egypt and Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Eyad Baba)

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Pope Tawadros II, 60, sits on the throne of St. Mark, the Coptic church's founding saint, wearing the papal crown, during an elaborate ceremony lasting nearly four hours, attended by the nation's Muslim prime minister and a host of Cabinet ministers and politicians, in the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Sami Wahib)

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Israeli soldiers and civilians run to a rocket shelter as a siren sounds signaling an attack coming from the nearby Gaza Strip in Neva settlement, near the Israel-Egypt border, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

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Israelis soldiers run to a rocket shelter as a siren sounds signaling an attack coming from the nearby Gaza Strip in Neva settlement, near the Israel-Egypt border, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

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In this photo, released by the Egyptian Presidency, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, meets with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, right, in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Egyptian Presidency)

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In this photo, released by the Egyptian Presidency, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, meets with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, right, in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Egyptian Presidency)

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In this Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 file photo, a Coptic clergymen, center, casts his ballot for the new Coptic Pope in elections at the main Coptic cathedral in Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Sami Wahib, file)

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Egyptian Copts react following the announcement of the name of Bishop Tawadros, soon to be Pope Tawadros II, during the papal election ceremony at the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. Egypt's ancient Coptic Christian church chose a new pope in an elaborate Sunday ceremony meant to invoke the will of God, in which a blindfolded boy drew the name of the next patriarch from a crystal chalice. Bishop Tawadros will be ordained Nov. 18 as Pope Tawadros II, the spiritual leader of a community that increasingly fears for its future amid the rise of Islamists to power in the wake of the 2011 ouster of longtime authoritarian leader Hosni Mubarak. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

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Acting Coptic Pope Pachomios, center, displays the name of 60-year-old Bishop Tawadros, soon to be Pope Tawadros II, during the papal election ceremony at the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. Egypt's ancient Coptic Christian church chose a new pope in an elaborate Sunday ceremony meant to invoke the will of God, in which a blindfolded boy drew the name of the next patriarch from a crystal chalice. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

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Acting Coptic Pope Pachomios, center, displays the name of 60-year-old Bishop Tawadros, soon to be Pope Tawadros II, while another clergyman displays the names of the remaining two candidates, Bishop Raphael and Father Raphael Ava Mina, during the papal election ceremony at the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

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A blindfolded boy draws the name of the next patriarch from a crystal chalice next to acting Coptic Pope Pachomios, center, during the papal election ceremony at the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

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A blindfolded boy draws the name of the next patriarch from a crystal chalice next to acting Coptic Pope Pachomios, center, during the papal election ceremony at the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

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Coptic Pope Pachomios unseals the crystal chalice containing balls with the candidates names during the papal election ceremony at the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. Egypt's ancient Coptic Christian church chose a new pope in an elaborate Sunday ceremony meant to invoke the will of God, in which a blindfolded boy drew the name of the next patriarch from a crystal chalice. Bishop Tawadros will be ordained Nov. 18 as Pope Tawadros II, the spiritual leader of a community that increasingly fears for its future amid the rise of Islamists to power in the wake of the 2011 ouster of longtime authoritarian leader Hosni Mubarak.(AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

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In this Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 file photo, a Coptic clergymen, center, casts his ballot for the new Coptic Pope in elections at the main Coptic cathedral in Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Sami Wahib, file)