Israa Saad Diab lifts the cover from her son Hamza's face, while her husband, Ibrahim Muhammad, watches, after the traditional Sebou ceremony in Mansoura, Egypt, on May 27. Holly Pickett for NPR hide caption

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Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Shura council members gather outside the new Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo on April 30. Khalil Hamra/AP hide caption

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Chef Lao Wei Xiong cooks up a carry-out order for foreign reporters in the kitchen at al Maida restaurant in Tripoli. NPR hide caption

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Volunteer Ibtisam Saadeddin, who wears a khaki uniform and a badge and pins with photos of Moammar Gadhafi, says she patrols the line at the women-only gas station to make sure no fights break out. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson/NPR hide caption

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Yosif A. Shakeir is host of Ashem al-Watan (or "Hope of the Nation"), which is seen on the Libyan state TV channel. The show is using the airwaves in Libya to keep hope for Moammar Gadhafi's regime alive. Johnathan Blakley/NPR hide caption

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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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