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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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Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, on 'Morning Edition'

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Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson on 'Morning Edition'

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As Egyptians Prepare To Vote, Jimmy Carter Watches 'Complete Transformation'

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Journalist Marie Colvin (second from left) poses with Libyan rebels in Misrata on June 4, 2011. She was killed in the besieged Syrian city of Homs on Wednesday. Later that day in Tripoli, fellow war correspondents gathered to remember her. Zohra Bensemra/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson talks with Steve Inskeep

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