The new Grand Egyptian Museum, seen here near the pyramids of Giza in June 2015, is due to open late next year. It will display thousands of artifacts, many of them never shown publicly before. Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Fit For A King: Grand Museum Will Showcase Tut And Egypt's Ancient Culture

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Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi (left) and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet at the Kremlin in Moscow last year. Both leaders have been quick to congratulate U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP hide caption

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A woman looks at gold jewelry in Cairo's Khan al-Khalili market. Gold jewelry is traditionally given to a bride in Egypt as part of a marriage agreement. Many young Egyptians have found they can't afford to get married due to the soaring price of gold and rising costs of basic items. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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In Egypt, The High Cost Of Romance Is Crippling Hopes Of Marriage

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Egyptians wait on shore in Rosetta on Sept. 22 as a coast guard boat arrives carrying the bodies recovered from a boat that capsized off Egypt's Mediterranean coast. Eman Helal/AP hide caption

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Seeking A Better Life, A Migrant Survives A Shipwreck And Wonders What's Next

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Investigative journalist Hossam Baghat (center), who founded the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, leaves a courtroom at the Cairo Criminal Court in March. Mohamed Elraai/AP hide caption

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Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi, a Muslim Brotherhood leader, chant slogans against the Egyptian military during a trial in which they were charged with violence in Alexandria, Egypt, on March 29, 2014. Thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters have been jailed by the current government. A former prisoner tells NPR he saw some turn to ISIS in prison. Heba Khamis/AP hide caption

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As Egypt's Jails Fill, Growing Fears Of A Rise In Radicalization

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (in suit and green tie) inspects a police honor guard as he arrives at the parliament in Ankara on Friday. A July 15 coup attempt was quickly crushed in Turkey, a country that has had multiple military takeovers in the past. Burhan Ozbilici/AP hide caption

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The Solar-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft prepares to take off from the Cairo International Airport in the Egyptian capital on Sunday as it heads to Abu Dhabi on the final leg of its world tour. Khaled Desouki /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An Egyptian family squeezes onto a motorbike in Cairo in this 2014 photo. After falling for decades, the country's birthrate has been rising in recent years. Egypt now has more than 90 million people, more than twice as many as any other Arab nation. Amr Nabil/AP hide caption

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Egypt's Population Surges Past 90 Million, Straining Resources Of A Poor Nation

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Relatives of detained prisoners, who claim their loved ones have been forcibly disappeared, protest and demand the release of their relatives in May in front of the Journalist's Syndicate building, in Cairo. Amr Nabil/AP hide caption

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The EgyptAir logo on a building at Cairo International Airport. EgyptAir Flight 804 was carrying 66 people from Paris to Cairo on May 19 when it crashed in the Mediterranean. Chris McGrath/Getty Images hide caption

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