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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At 7 Days, Egyptian Babies Mark First Rite Of Passage

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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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Rifts Develop In Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

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Tripoli's Lone Chinese Restaurant Still Delivers

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NATO Strike In Libya May Have Killed Civilians

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NATO Says Strike May Have Killed Libyan Civilians

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Russian Diplomacy Plays Uncertain Role In Libya

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Libya Dismisses Vague Proposal For Elections

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Libya's Government Minders: Everything Is Normal

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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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In Libya's Gasoline Shortage, Women Get A Break

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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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Libyan State TV Talk Show Not The Usual Propaganda

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NATO Launches Intense Airstrike On Libya

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Gadhafi's Oil Minister Announces He Defected

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Between Egypt And Gaza, A Renewed Connection

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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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Egypt Reopens Gaza Border Crossing

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Mubarak To Be Tried For Protesters' Deaths

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