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Polling station officials count ballots in Cairo on Dec. 15, at the end of the first day of vote in a referendum on a new constitution. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Women wait in line outside a polling station to vote on a disputed constitution drafted by Islamist supporters of President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo on Saturday. Amr Nabil/AP hide caption

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Egyptians Hurry To Vote On Draft Constitution

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Egypt's Morsi Authorizes Military To Arrest Civilians

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Egyptian Protesters Display Newfound Unity

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Morsi Calls For Consensus Amid Escalating Protests

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The opening date of Germany's new Willy Brandt Berlin Brandenburg International Airport has been delayed three times due to construction delays and safety concerns. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Egyptians Debate What New Decrees Will Mean

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel (right) has given guarded support to Education Minister Annette Schavan, who is facing calls to resign over allegations of plagiarism. Thomas Peter/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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The main street in Oberhausen — Germany's most indebted city — is dotted with vacancies. Despite its economic woes, Oberhausen, like other western German cities, must make "reunification" payments to the former communist East. The payments help explain German voters' reluctance to bail out Greece and other eurozone countries. Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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