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Families and friends enjoy their time on a Gaza City beach. Israel allows in international aid workers, journalists and diplomats, but tourists are prohibited. Khalil Hamra/AP Images for NPR hide caption

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Here's What Tourists Might See If They Were Allowed To Visit Gaza

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An Egyptian soldier and a policeman stand guard at a Cairo polling station on Monday, the third day of a referendum on constitutional amendments. Khaled Desouki /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, shown here in January in Cairo, could stay in office until 2034 if constitutional amendments approved by parliament pass a popular referendum. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AP hide caption

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Archaeologists discovered the ancient structure in the Egyptian town of Mit Rahina, the Ministry of Antiquities announced Tuesday. Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities/AP hide caption

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Prisoners including members of Egypt's banned Muslim Brotherhood wait inside a glass dock during their trial in Cairo on July 28. Egypt's courts have held mass trials of hundreds of defendants, sentencing many of them to death. Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ahmed Alaa, shown here in Cairo, spent three months in prison for raising a rainbow flag at the concert of a Lebanese band in Cairo last year. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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After Crackdown, Egypt's LGBT Community Contemplates 'Dark Future'

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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi leads an Arab foreign ministers meeting in 2015. Sissi's widely expected victory in the March 26-28 polls is seen both as an endorsement by many Egyptians of his hard-line security policies and economic aims, and the effective crushing by state security institutions of almost all dissent. Thomas Harwell/AP hide caption

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With Little Choice, Egyptians Head To The Polls In Presidential Election

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Egyptian singer Sherine Abdel Wahhab has been sentenced to six months in prison for spreading "false news." Anwar Amro/Getty Images hide caption

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Egyptian Singers Jailed For 'Inciting Debauchery'

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