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The Passage of the Red Sea, illustration by William Hole (1846-1917). Exodus 14:16: "but lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea." Corbis Images hide caption

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Egyptian human rights activist Hossam Bahgat (center) leaves a Cairo courtroom on Wednesday after a hearing in which the state requested a travel ban and freeze of his assests. The government has taken action against a number of groups and activists in what crictis say is an attempt to suppress opposition. MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Crackdown In Egypt, Reflecting A Broader Trend In The Region

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Egyptian mourners carry the coffin of Mohammed Darbaka, who was allegedly shot dead by a policeman over a payment dispute, during his funeral on Feb. 19 in Cairo. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Egypt, Growing Discontent Over Abuses By Police

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Cherubic youngster Ahmed Mansour Qurany and his father, identified as Mansour Qurany Ahmed, appeared on the Egyptian talk show Al-Ashara Masa'an on Saturday. Screengrab from YouTube by NPR hide caption

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People gathered during a candlelight procession to honor the memory of Giulio Regeni in his hometown of Fiumicello, Italy, on Sunday. Paolo Giovannini/AP hide caption

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As Questions Swirl, Italy Mourns Death Of Italian Student In Cairo

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"There is a vibrant political atmosphere that will be conducive to greater achievement" in Egypt, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry tells NPR. But, he says, "I can't say we're perfect." Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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Egypt's Foreign Minister: Egypt Has A 'Very High Degree Of Security'

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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's motorcade drives on a red carpet during a trip to open a social housing project in a suburb of Cairo on Saturday. One local newspaper devoted its entire front page Monday to accusing Sissi of decadence even as he asks Egyptians to tighten their belts. AP hide caption

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'Egyptian Jon Stewart' Bassem Youssef Will Now Satirize U.S. Democracy

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Egypt's justice ministry says it will begin strictly enforcing a law requiring foreign men to pay to marry a woman 25 years younger or more. Human rights groups say the law only bolsters a business that preys on the poor and the vulnerable. George Peters/Getty Images hide caption

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Does Egypt's Law Protect 'Short-Term Brides' Or Formalize Trafficking?

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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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