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An Egyptian soldier stands guard near the Suez Canal as an American container ship crosses the Suez Canal in Ismailia, Egypt, in this Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, file photo. Egypt on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, will unveil a major extension of the Suez Canal, a mega-project that has emerged as a cornerstone of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s efforts to restore national pride and revive the economy after years of unrest. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

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An Egyptian soldier stands guard near the Suez Canal as an American container ship crosses the Suez Canal in Ismailia, Egypt, in this Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, file photo. Egypt on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, will unveil a major extension of the Suez Canal, a mega-project that has emerged as a cornerstone of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s efforts to restore national pride and revive the economy after years of unrest. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

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** FILE ** The Maltese registered cruise ship, Azamara Quest, sails through the Suez canal, Egypt, in this April 30, 2010, file photo from the Red sea toward the Mediterranean sea on its way to Athens. The fire on the Azamara Quest started late Friday, March 30, 2012, a day after the ship left Manila for Sandakan, Malaysia, and was immediately put out, said coast guard spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Algier Ricafrente. (AP Photo/File)

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The Iranian navy frigate IS Alvand passes through the Suez Canal at Ismailia, Egypt, on Tuesday, accompanied by the supply ship IS Kharg (not pictured) en route to Syria on a training mission. (Associated Press)