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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2017 file photo, an Indonesian al-Azhar university student, center, and an elderly Egyptian woman pray at al-Azhar Mosque, in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt is embroiled in a blistering political feud over who speaks for Islam and how to bring reforms to counter Islamic militancy. At the center of it is Al-Azhar, one of the top institutions of clerics in the Muslim world and considered the bastion of moderate Islam. Critics, including Egypt’s pro-government, say it is too tied down in old ways and failing to modernize its teachings, fueling extremism. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

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