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Egyptian security forces take cover during clashes with suspected militants, not pictured, in the town of Kerdasa, near Giza Pyramids, Egypt, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. Egyptian security forces backed by armored vehicles and military helicopters on Thursday laid a siege on an Islamists’ stronghold near Giza Pyramids and exchanged fire with what official news agency identified as “terrorist and criminal elements.” (AP Photo/Ahmed Gomaa)

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Egyptian security forces take cover during clashes with suspected militants, not pictured, in Kerdasa, near Giza Pyramids, Egypt, on Thursday

Soldiers ask a supporter of overthrown President Mursi to take her protest to the sidewalk as they stand guard in Giza...Army soldiers ask a female supporter of overthrown President Mohamed Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood to take her protest to the sidewalk as they stand guard around Cairo University and Nahdet Misr Square in Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo July 4, 2013. The leader of the Muslim Brotherhood was arrested by Egyptian security forces on Thursday in a crackdown against the Islamist movement after the army ousted the country's first democratically elected president Mursi. At least 16 people have been killed and hundreds wounded in street clashes across Egypt since Mursi's overthrow. REUTERS/ Asmaa Waguih (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)

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Army soldiers ask a female supporter of Egypt’s overthrown president Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood to take her protest to the pavement as they stand guard near Cairo University and Nahdet Misr Square in Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo on Thursday.

Somali policemen keeping an eye out for suspicious activity at a checkpoint in the country's capital Mogadishu on May 3, 2013. Security in Mogadishu has been tightened following an attack on the country's Supreme Court by al Shabaab on April 14 and multiple checkpoints have been set up  around the city by the Somali Police Force as a result.

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Somali policemen keep an eye out for suspicious activity at a checkpoint in the country’s capital Mogadishu. Security in Mogadishu has been tightened following an attack on the country’s Supreme Court by al Shabaab on April 14 and multiple checkpoints have been set up around the city by the Somali Police Force as a result.

Deminers of the French army are at work at an archeological site of Gao, on April 5, 2013. The United Nations expressed concern over reprisal attacks against ethnic Tuaregs and Arabs in Mali, where a French-led intervention recently routed Islamist rebels.

Members of the French army help with mine clearance at an archeological site in Gao, Mali. JOEL SAGET/AFP

UN concern is growing over reprisal attacks against ethnic Tuaregs and Arabs in Mali, where a French-led intervention recently routed Islamist rebels.