Father Mina celebrates the Christmas Nativity Liturgy, the start of Christmas, at the Coptic Orthodox Church of St. George on Jan. 6 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Coptic churches around the country have witnessed a surge of Christians fleeing Egypt since the start of the Arab Spring. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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South Dakota Sen. John Thune waves to delegates during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Supporters of President Obama's announcement on immigration policy rally outside the White House Friday. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Pastor Warren H. Stewart of First Institutional Baptist Church in Phoenix joins other clergy members to demonstrate against SB 1070. John Rose/NPR hide caption

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A bilingual sign announces a polling place in the 2008 general election on November 4 in Phoenix, Ariz. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Linh Nguyen teaches the traditional Vietnamese recipes she learned from her mother and aunts to students at a Culture Kitchen class. Deena Prichep for NPR hide caption

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