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U.S. troops from the 82nd Airborne receive rifles in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, in 1982. For decades, U.S. troops have been part of the multinational peacekeeping force in the Sinai Peninsula designed to ensure the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt. While the accord has held, extremists linked to ISIS now operate in the Sinai and are considered a threat to the Americans. Aristotle Saris/AP hide caption

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The Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art in Cairo featured a project by artist Mohamed Allam titled "My Nineties: A Panorama of Collective Memory Televised" in April 2013. Marwa Morgan / Demotix/Corbis hide caption

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Soheir al Batea died after a surgery for female circumcision in 2013. Courtesy of Equality Now hide caption

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Egyptian Doctor Found Guilty Of Female Genital Mutilation Isn't In Jail

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Seats from the Airbus jet that crashed in Egypt are examined by a Russian Emergency Situations Ministry employee, in this image released by the agency. Egyptian officials say they're investigating a noise heard at the end of the flight's cockpit voice recording. AP hide caption

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Debris from a Russian airliner can be seen at the site of the crash in a mountainous area in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. Citing new information, Britain's government says it is concerned that a bomb might have brought the plane down. Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Metrojet Airbus A-321 with registration number EI-ETJ that crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula is seen here last month, at an airport in Turkey. The Russian airliner crashed while carrying 224 passengers and crew, the Egyptian civil aviation authority says. Reuters /Landov hide caption

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December 2013: A Tunisian boy waves a flag as he runs at a rally in Tunis, marking the third anniversary of Tunisia's revolution. A prominent member of the group that's credited with averting civil war in the country says the group acted "to give hope to young people." Zoubeir Souissi /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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How Tunisia's 'Quartet' Saved A Country From Civil War And Won The Nobel Peace Prize

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Egyptian singer Suha Mohamed Ali performs in a music video. She was recently sentenced to six months in jail for inciting debauchery. YouTube hide caption

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Egypt's Morality Crackdown Targets Female Dancers

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Cairo's ornate buildings are a mix of 19th century European and Middle Eastern architecture. A massive project is designed to restore their glory, but street vendors and river boat drivers say they are being displaced by the effort. Courtesy Soheir Zaki Hawas hide caption

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Cairo Restores The Eclectic Glory Beneath Decades Of City Dust

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