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Posted: December 27, 2013 at 3:29 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “Don’t let any of the incidents happening now affect the will of Egyptians. Never.” Egyptian military chief Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, addressing military graduates

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