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Divers swim above toilets from a wreck near the Yolanda Reef at Ras Mohammad, close to Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, 23 July 2015. The famous dive site of the Ras Mohammed National Park contains the remains of the 'Yolanda' wreck, which sank in the 1970s, leaving toilets and bath tubs on the sea bed.

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Divers swim above toilets from a wreck near the Yolanda Reef at Ras Mohammad, close to Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt on thursday. The famous dive site of the Ras Mohammed National Park contains the remains of the ‘Yolanda’ wreck, which sank in the 1970s, leaving toilets and bath tubs on the sea bed

Visitors react on the rock as a man jumps into the water, above Cleopatra's Beach, on a summer s day before the start of the holy month of Ramadan, which begins on June 18, at the Mediterranean city of Marsa Matrouh...Visitors react on the rock as a man jumps into the water, above Cleopatra's Beach, on a summer s day before the start of the holy month of Ramadan, which begins on June 18, at the Mediterranean city of Marsa Matrouh, northwest of Cairo, Egypt.

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Visitors react on the rock as a man jumps into the water, above Cleopatra’s Beach, on a summer s day before the start of the holy month of Ramadan at the Mediterranean city of Marsa Matrouh, northwest of Cairo, Egypt

Tourists visit Karnak temple in Luxor, a town 700 kilometres (435 miles) south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on June 11, 2015. The ancient temple was open as usual despite a foiled suicide and gun attack on the world-famous site that police said would have been a "massacre".

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Tourists visit Karnak temple in Luxor, a town 700 kilometres (435 miles) south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on Thursday. The ancient temple was open as usual despite a foiled suicide and gun attack on the world-famous site

Egypt court sentences 11 to death over 2012 soccer riots...epaselect epa04790463 Defendants on trial for the deaths in a riot following a football match in Port Said in February 2012, stand behind bars during their trial in Cairo, Egypt, 09 June 2015. An Egyptian court on 09 June 2015 confirmed the death sentences of 11 men for their part in the country's worst-ever football-related violence. The 01 February 2012 riots left 74 dead after clashes between fans of Port Said's al-Masry team and visiting Cairo team al-Ahly. The sentences came at the end of a retrial after the country's top appeals court overturned a 2013 verdict in which 21 defendants were condemned to death.  EPA/KHALED ELFIQI

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Defendants on trial for the deaths in a riot following a football match in Port Said in February 2012, are seen behind bars during their trial in Cairo, Egypt. An Egyptian court on Tuesday confirmed the death sentences of 11 men for their part in the country’s worst-ever football-related violence. 

A young supporter of former Egyptian pre...A young supporter of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak (2nd L) is beaten up by an anti-Mubarak crowd outside the Court of Cassation in Cairo on June 4, 2015. An Egyptian appeals court will retry former president Hosni Mubarak over the deaths of hundreds of protesters during the 2011 uprising, after annulling a decision to drop murder charges against the former strongman.

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A young supporter of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is surrounded by an anti-Mubarak crowd outside the Court of Cassation in Cairo, Egypt

Labourers work at a traditional bricks factory in Arab Mesad district of Helwan, northeast of Cairo

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Labourers work at a traditional brick factory in the Arab Mesad district of Helwan, northeast of Cairo

Egyptian policemen secure Egypt s national police academy, where an Egyptian criminal court sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and 12 Brotherhood leaders and Islamist supporters to 20 years in prison over the killing of protesters in 2012, in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. The ruling, which can be appealed, reflects the dramatic downfall of Morsi and the drastic challenges facing Egypt since its 2011 uprising that forced longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak from power

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Egyptian policemen secure Egypt’s national police academy, where on Tuesday an Egyptian criminal court sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and 12 Muslim Brotherhood leaders and Islamist supporters to 20 years in prison over the killing of protesters in 2012 in Cairo.

A Palestinian boy looks out a bus window as he waits with family to cross into Egypt, at the Rafah crossing between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip...A Palestinian boy looks out a bus window as he waits with family to cross into Egypt, at the Rafah crossing between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip March 9, 2015. Egyptian authorities opened the Rafah border crossing on Monday for two days, officials said. Rafah is the only major crossing between impoverished Gaza, home to 1.8 million Palestinians, and the outside world that does not border Israel, which blockades the strip and allows passage mainly on humanitarian grounds. Egypt shut the crossing in October last year after Islamist militants in Egypt's adjacent Sinai region killed members of its security forces. Since then, it opened the crossing partially and on a few occasions to allow thousands of Palestinians to travel in and out of the Gaza Strip.

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A Palestinian boy looks out a bus window as he waits with family to cross into Egypt, at the Rafah crossing between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip. Egyptian authorities opened the Rafah border crossing on Monday for two days

Palestinians are pictured through a gate as they perform Friday prayers at the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip January 16, 2015, to demand that Egyptian authorities open the crossing.  Egypt shut Rafah crossing, Gaza's main window to the outside world, over violence with Islamist militants in Egypt's adjacent Sinai region last October. Since then, it opened the crossing for a few days to allow thousands of Palestinians get in and out of Gaza Strip.

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Palestinians pictured through a gate as they perform Friday prayers at the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip to demand that Egyptian authorities open the crossing

A Chinese People's Liberation Army soldier closes a curtain after members of honor guard rehearse for a welcome ceremony held by Chinese President Xi Jinping for visiting Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

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A soldier closes a curtain after the honour guard rehearses for a welcome ceremony for visiting Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China

Women present their passports as they ask for permits to cross into Egypt at the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip December 23, 2014. Egypt opened the Rafah border crossing on Sunday for incoming passengers from the Gaza Strip for the first time in almost two months, Palestinian and Egyptian officials said. Rafah is the only major crossing between impoverished Gaza, home to 1.8 million Palestinians, and the outside world that does not border Israel, which blockades the strip and allows passage mainly on humanitarian grounds.

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Women present their passports as they ask for permits to cross into Egypt at the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip. Egypt opened the Rafah border crossing on Sunday for incoming passengers from the Gaza Strip for the first time in almost two months

Palestinian boy, hoping to cross into Egypt with his family, stands behind a fence as he waits at the Rafah crossing between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip...A Palestinian boy, hoping to cross into Egypt with his family, stands behind a fence as he waits at the Rafah crossing between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip December 22, 2014. Egypt opened the Rafah border crossing on Sunday for incoming passengers from the Gaza Strip for the first time in almost two months, Palestinian and Egyptian officials said. Rafah is the only major crossing between impoverished Gaza, home to 1.8 million Palestinians, and the outside world that does not border Israel, which blockades the strip and allows passage mainly on humanitarian grounds. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa (GAZA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION)

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A Palestinian boy, hoping to cross into Egypt with his family, stands behind a fence as he waits at the Rafah crossing between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip. Egypt opened the Rafah border crossing on Sunday for incoming passengers from the Gaza Strip for the first time in almost two months. 

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans against the military and the interior ministry during a protest in Cairo...Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans against the military and the interior ministry during a protest in Cairo November 28, 2014. Security was stepped up across Egypt on Friday (November 28), ahead of expected protests that were feared to escalate into violence. Egypt's ultra-conservative Islamist Salafi Front group called on supporters to demonstrate while carrying the Koran to defend what they say is the nation's 'Islamic identity'.

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Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi shout slogans against the military and the interior ministry during a protest in Cairo. Security was stepped up across Egypt on Friday, ahead of expected protests that were feared to escalate into violence

Rescue workers and civilians search for survivors in the rubble of an eight-story building that collapsed in the Cairo suburb of Matariya, early Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Police officials say several people were killed. Building collapses are common in Egypt, where shoddy construction is widespread in shantytowns, poor city neighbourhoods and rural areas.

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Rescue workers and civilians search for survivors in the rubble of an eight-story building that collapsed in the Cairo suburb of Matariya, early Tuesday. Police officials say several people were killed

An Egyptian wokrer carries colored yarns inside a tannery in Cairo, Egypt, 12 November 2014. The tannery is the only left in the old part of Cairo. The yarn is used for shoe laces, mattresses upholstery, ballet dance outfits and suits.

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An Egyptian worker carries coloured yarns inside a tannery in Cairo, Egypt on Wednesday. The tannery is the only left in the old part of Cairo and makes yarn for shoe laces, mattresses upholstery, ballet dance outfits and suits

Smoke rises as a house is blown up during a military operation by Egyptian security forces in the Egyptian city of Rafah, near the border with southern Gaza Strip...Smoke rises as a house is blown up during a military operation by Egyptian security forces in the Egyptian city of Rafah, near the border with southern Gaza Strip November 6, 2014. At Egypt's border with the Gaza Strip, families are emptying their homes - lugging mattresses and furniture onto waiting vans as soldiers look on from armoured cars. In nine villages along the frontier, 680 houses - homes to 1,165 families - are being razed to seal off smugglers' tunnels and try to crush a militant insurgency in northern Sinai that has intensified since the army overthrew President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood 16 months ago.

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Smoke rises as a house is blown up during a military operation by Egyptian security forces in the Egyptian city of Rafah, near the border with southern Gaza Strip on Thursday. In nine villages along the frontier, house are being razed to seal off smugglers’ tunnels and try to crush a militant insurgency in northern Sinai

An Egyptian policeman stands in the midd...An Egyptian policeman stands in the middle of al-Haram street in Cairo on August 14, 2014, during clashes with Muslim Brotherhood supporters following a rally marking the first anniversary of a brutal Cairo crackdown. On August 14, 2013, after then army chief and now President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi had removed Egypt's first freely elected president Mohamed Morsi, the security forces cracked down on thousands of Morsi supporters at protest camps in Rabaa al-Adawiya and Nahda squares, leaving more than 700 people dead according to official estimates.

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A policeman stands in al-Haram street in Cairo, Egypt, during clashes with Muslim Brotherhood supporters following a rally marking the first anniversary of a Cairo crackdown

A Muslim man reads the Koran during the holy month of Ramadan inside Al-Refaie mosque in the old Islamic area of Cairo July 16, 2014.

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A Muslim man reads the Koran during the holy month of Ramadan inside Al-Refaie mosque in the old Islamic area of Cairo

An Egyptian riot policeman secures a street in front of burning tyres thrown by supporters of Muslim Brotherhood movement during their rally to mark the first anniversary of the military ouster of president Mohamed Morsi on July 3, 2014 in Cairo's Ain Shams district. Egyptian police swiftly quashed Islamist protests firing tear gas and arresting dozens of demonstrators, as the protests are seen as a test of the Islamists' strength, with the Muslim Brotherhood-led Anti Coup Alliance having issued an aggressive rallying cry demanding a "day of anger" to mark Morsi's overthrow.

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An Egyptian riot policeman secures a street in front of burning tyres thrown by supporters of Muslim Brotherhood movement during their rally to mark the first anniversary of the military ousting of president Mohamed Morsi on Thursday in Cairo’s Ain Shams district

BBC staff and colleagues from other news organisations take part in a one-minute silent protest outside New Broadcasting House against the seven-year jail terms given to three al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt  on June 24, 2014 in London, England.  A court in Cairo found al-Jazeera's Cairo bureau chief, Mohamed Fahmy, who is Canadian-Egyptian, Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed and Australian correspondent Peter Greste guilty of spreading false news.

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BBC staff and colleagues from other news organisations take part in a one-minute silent protest outside New Broadcasting House in London against the seven-year jail terms given to three al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt on Tuesday