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Egypt's Christians face backlash for Morsi ouster

With a mob of Muslim extremists on their tail, the Christian businessman and his nephew climbed up on the roof and ran for their lives, jumping from building to building in their southern Egyptian village. Finally they ran out of rooftops.Full story

Islamist governor promises safety for Luxor tourists

CAIRO (Reuters) - Sixteen years ago, Adel Mohamed al-Khayat was a member of the militant group blamed for slaughtering 58 tourists in Egypt's Valley of the Queens; today he's promising to keep visitors safe. Full story

Ex-militant to run bloodied Luxor tourist region

CAIRO (Reuters) - A member of the movement whose gunmen killed 58 foreigners at a temple in Luxor in 1997 was sworn in by Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi on Monday as governor of the vital tourist region. Full story

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A protester throws a chain next to a graffiti on the wall depicting the newly appointed governor of Luxor Adel Mohamed al-Khayat, as a terrorist, as protests gather in front of the goverorate building to protest his appointment in Luxor
A protester throws a chain next to a graffiti on the wall depicting the newly appointed governor of Luxor Adel Mohamed al-Khayat, as a terrorist, as protests gather in front of the goverorate building to protest his appointment in Luxor

A protester throws a chain next to a graffiti on the wall depicting the newly appointed governor of Luxor Adel Mohamed al-Khayat, as a terrorist, as protests gather in front of the goverorate building to protest his appointment in Luxor, June 19, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

A protester wearing a guy fawkes mask is seen next to burning tyres in Luxor
A protester wearing a guy fawkes mask is seen next to burning tyres in Luxor

A protester wearing a guy fawkes mask is seen next to burning tyres as protesters gather in front of Luxor governorate building to protest against the newly-appointed governor, Adel Mohamed al-Khayat, who was a member of the militant group, al-Gamaa al-Islamiya, in Luxor, June 19, 2013. Al-Khayat wa