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Protesters opposing Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi wave flags in Tahrir Square in Cairo on Wednesday. Shortly afterward, the military staged a coup, ousting Morsi and suspending the constitution. Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Egyptian employees of the Cairo Opera House and opponents of Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi hold placards during a demonstration inside the opera's compound in Cairo on May 30, following the dismissal of the head of the opera house. The firing is the latest salvo in a cultural war between artists and the ruling Muslim Brotherhood. Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Carla del Ponte, a diplomat and prosecutor who now serves on the Independent International Commission of Inquiry for Syria. Salvatore Di Nolfi /EPA /LANDOV hide caption

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Clashes In Tunis At Funeral Of Opposition Leader

The assassination of Chokri Belaid has sparked protests. Emotions are running as high as they were two years ago at the start of the Arab Spring.

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On Friday and again on Saturday in Benghazi: Protesters took to the streets in opposition to the extremist militias that have operated in the city since the toppling of Moammar Gadhafi. Tariq Al-Hun /UPI /Landov hide caption

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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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Security guards were deployed outside the graffiti-covered walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, which came under attack Tuesday. Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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