A Palestinian family waits to cross from the Gaza Strip into Egypt through the Rafah border crossing on Saturday. Bernat Armangue/AP hide caption

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The newly founded Egyptian news channel 25TV broadcasts online at 25online.tv. In this image from a show called Hashtag, the host discusses the Twitter hashtag #FreeTarekShalaby, which began after Shalaby, an Egyptian activist, was arrested during protests outside the Israeli embassy in Cairo. He was later released. 25TV hide caption

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Saudi Arabia's oil wealth has contributed to its rapid economic growth and a reputation of extravagance. But the government and Saudi society are reluctant to acknowledge poverty in the kingdom. Ayman Aljammaz/flickr hide caption

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A Saudi woman crosses in front of several automobiles in a marketplace on Sept. 16, 1990, in Dammam. Women in Saudi Arabia are not allowed to drive, have little say in matters of marriage and divorce, and cannot travel without a letter of permission from their male guardian. David Longstreath/AP hide caption

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Christian landlord Ayman Dimitry, shown with his 5-year-old daughter, Juliena, says his ear was cut off by men who accused him of renting an apartment to Muslim prostitutes. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson/NPR hide caption

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Women chant slogans and wave the Egyptian flag during a rally March 11 to support national unity of Muslims and Christians in Cairo's Tahrir Square, the focal point of the uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak. Maya Alleruzzo/AP hide caption

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