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Egypt's Army Chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (C) comforts the father of an officer who was killed yesterday morning in northern Sinai during a military funeral was held for 5 of the soldiers in Cairo early January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Egypt Ministry of Defence via Al Youm Al Saabi Newspaper

Egypt's Army Chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (C) comforts the father of an officer who was killed yesterday morning in northern Sinai during a military funeral was held for 5 of the soldiers in Cairo early January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Egypt Ministry of Defence via Al Youm Al Saabi Newspaper
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Egypt's Army Chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (C) with other generals attend a military funeral in Cairo, for 5 officers who died yesterday morning in northern Sinai, January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Egypt Ministry of Defence via Al Youm Al Saabi Newspaper

Egypt's Army Chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (C) with other generals attend a military funeral in Cairo, for 5 officers who died yesterday morning in northern Sinai, January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Egypt Ministry of Defence via Al Youm Al Saabi Newspaper
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An antiquities restoration worker looks inside the Egyptian National Library and Archives, which was damaged by a car bomb attack targeting the nearby Cairo Security Directorate on Friday, in downtown Cairo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

An antiquities restoration worker looks inside the Egyptian National Library and Archives, which was damaged by a car bomb attack targeting the nearby Cairo Security Directorate on Friday, in downtown Cairo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Workers are seen in front of the Cairo Security Directorate, which was damaged by a car bomb attack on Friday, in downtown Cairo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Workers are seen in front of the Cairo Security Directorate, which was damaged by a car bomb attack on Friday, in downtown Cairo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Excavators are seen in front of the Cairo Security Directorate, which was damaged by a car bomb attack on Friday, in downtown Cairo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Excavators are seen in front of the Cairo Security Directorate, which was damaged by a car bomb attack on Friday, in downtown Cairo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Abdel Nasser Hassan, chairman of the Egyptian National Library and Archives, speaks during a news conference in the library building, which was damaged by a car bomb attack targeting the nearby Cairo Security Directorate on Friday, in downtown Cairo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Abdel Nasser Hassan, chairman of the Egyptian National Library and Archives, speaks during a news conference in the library building, which was damaged by a car bomb attack targeting the nearby Cairo Security Directorate on Friday, in downtown Cairo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Abdel Nasser Hassan, chairman of the Egyptian National Library and Archives, speaks during a news conference in the library building, which was damaged by a car bomb attack targeting the nearby Cairo Security Directorate on Friday, in downtown Cairo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Abdel Nasser Hassan, chairman of the Egyptian National Library and Archives, speaks during a news conference in the library building, which was damaged by a car bomb attack targeting the nearby Cairo Security Directorate on Friday, in downtown Cairo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Restoration workers are seen outside the Cairo Security Directorate, which was damaged by a car bomb attack on Friday, in downtown Cairo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Restoration workers are seen outside the Cairo Security Directorate, which was damaged by a car bomb attack on Friday, in downtown Cairo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Security guard the main gate of the closed Islamic Art Museum, which was damaged by a car bomb attack targeting the nearby Cairo Security Directorate on Friday, in downtown Cairo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Security guard the main gate of the closed Islamic Art Museum, which was damaged by a car bomb attack targeting the nearby Cairo Security Directorate on Friday, in downtown Cairo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Supporters of Egypt's army and police gather at Tahrir square in Cairo, on the third anniversary of Egypt's uprising, January 25, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Supporters of Egypt's army and police gather at Tahrir square in Cairo, on the third anniversary of Egypt's uprising, January 25, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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Supporters of Egypt's army and police gather at Tahrir square in Cairo, on the third anniversary of Egypt's uprising, January 25, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Supporters of Egypt's army and police gather at Tahrir square in Cairo, on the third anniversary of Egypt's uprising, January 25, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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