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After a prosecutor issued an order for Hosni Mubarak's release earlier this month, a group of people gathered in front of the Al Maadi Hospital in Cairo to celebrate. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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A quartzite colossus possibly of Ramses II and limestone bust of Seti II have been discovered at the ancient Heliopolis archaeological site in the Matariya area of Cairo. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Cairo's Museum of Islamic Art reopened this month after being closed since a 2014 car bombing. Egypt's antiquities minister called the museum's revival a victory over terrorism. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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Cairo's Islamic Art Museum Reopens 3 Years After A Car Bomb Damaged It

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Lawyer and former presidential candidate Khaled Ali (center) celebrates with others after the Supreme Administrative Court said two islands, Sanafir and Tiran, are Egyptian on Monday in Cairo, Egypt. Amr Nabil/AP hide caption

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The new Grand Egyptian Museum, seen here near the pyramids of Giza in June 2015, is due to open late next year. It will display thousands of artifacts, many of them never shown publicly before. Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Fit For A King: Grand Museum Will Showcase Tut And Egypt's Ancient Culture

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Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi (left) and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet at the Kremlin in Moscow last year. Both leaders have been quick to congratulate U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP hide caption

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A woman looks at gold jewelry in Cairo's Khan al-Khalili market. Gold jewelry is traditionally given to a bride in Egypt as part of a marriage agreement. Many young Egyptians have found they can't afford to get married due to the soaring price of gold and rising costs of basic items. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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In Egypt, The High Cost Of Romance Is Crippling Hopes Of Marriage

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