A Bedouin guide makes his way down from Mount Sinai to the Greek Orthodox monastery of St. Catherine in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. The Bedouins depend on tourism, but have been kidnapping visitors in recent months in an attempt to pressure Egypt's government. Mike Nelson/EPA/Landov hide caption

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The Egyptian national soccer team's American coach, Bob Bradley, attends his team's friendly match against Kenya in the Qatari capital, Doha, in February. The Egyptian team won 5-0. Karim Jaafar /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Egyptian presidential candidate and former Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa delivers a speech to Bedouins in Ras Sidr during a campaign trip to the South Sinai last week. Egyptians are anticipating the first presidential elections after last year's ouster of Hosni Mubarak. Asmaa Waguih/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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A Coptic Christian man holds a cross made of flowers during a clash between Christians and Muslims in Cairo in November. Relations are becoming more strained between the two communities, and there has been periodic violence. Khalil Hamra/AP hide caption

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Egyptian Planning and International Cooperation Minister Faiza Aboul Naga (shown here in Washington, D.C., last April) has repeatedly warned Egyptians about the alleged danger foreigners pose to their country. She is the driving force behind recent efforts to prosecute 43 people, including American and other foreign democracy activists, for operating illegally in Egypt. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An Egyptian soldier on an armored vehicle guards an exchange office in Cairo on Monday. Tensions between the U.S. and Egypt are rising over Cairo's investigation of aid workers, many of them American. An Egyptian Cabinet minister, Faiza Aboul Naga, recently accused the U.S. of directly funding pro-democracy groups in order to create chaos in Egypt. Amr Nabil/AP hide caption

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Egypt's recently elected Parliament, which is dominated by Islamists, held its first session in Cairo on Monday. The challenges facing the legislature include coming up with a new constitution. Asmaa Waguih/AP hide caption

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A demonstrator in Cairo runs with an injured child during clashes with security forces last month. A growing number of children are participating in anti-government protests, and their numbers are rising among the casualties. Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Egypt is holding parliamentary elections, but the military remains the most powerful force in the country. Here, election officials take away ballot boxes from a polling station in Cairo on Nov. 29, 2011. Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tourists visit the Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza near Cairo. Tourist numbers have plummeted this year with the political turmoil in Egypt. Now, some Islamist politicians are proposing rules that could discourage visitors. Jamal Saidi/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Women stand in line to cast their votes in Suez, Egypt, on Wednesday. For months after the revolution, the port city had no government or services. Some voters are turning to the Salafists or the Muslim Brotherhood to bring change. Eman Helal/AP hide caption

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Egyptian soldiers stand in front of campaign posters for candidates from the hard-line Islamist Salafist Al-Nour party, in the coastal city of Alexandria. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sobhi Saleh (right), a senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood and a candidate for parliament, speaks to voters at a polling station in Alexandria, Egypt, on Monday. The Brotherhood is expected to make a strong showing in the polls. Tarek Fawzy/AP hide caption

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Egyptians attend a rally calling for a rapid transition from military to civilian rule following the February ouster of president Hosni Mubarak in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Mahmud Hams /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Demonstrators from a Salafi group chant slogans and hold posters that read, in Arabic, "Islamic Egypt," during a Sept. 23 protest against emergency law in Cairo. Salafi political parties will be among those vying in upcoming elections. Khalil Hamra/AP hide caption

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