Разгневанные христиане устроили погром в Египте

3 Января 2011, 13:29

Люди протестуют после теракта возле церкви Всех Святых, который убил 21 человека. Фото AFP

Egyptian Christians face riot police during confrontations on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. There was no immediate claim for the attack but Al-Qaeda has called for punishment of Egypt's Copts over claims that two priests' wives they say had converted to Islam were being held by the Church against their will. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Angry Egyptian Christian mourners shout slogans on January 1, 2011 during the funeral of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city. The overnight car bomb attack on Alexandria's Qiddissine (The Saints) church kille 21 people and wounded 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Coptic Christian mourners carry the coffin of one of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria during a funeral service on January 1, 2011 at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city, which was the scene of an overnight car bomb attack killing 21 people and wounding 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police clash with stone-throwing Christian youths on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , TOPSHOTS Egyptian Christians carry comrades in a position representing the crucifixion of Jesus Christ during a protest on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christian coptics protest outside the al-Abasseya Cathedral in Cairo as Egyptian Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb, Egyptian Mufti Ali Gomaa and Egypt?s Minister of Awqaf (religious endowments) Mahmud Hamdi Zaqzuq were leaving the cathedral after holding a joint press conference with Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria on January 2, 2011 following the New Year's Eve car bomb attack on a church in Alexandria in which 21 people, mostly coptic worshippers, were killed. AFP PHOTO/KHALED DESOUKI , TOPSHOTS Egyptian Coptic Christian mourners carry the coffin of one of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria during a funeral service on January 1, 2011 at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city, which was the scene of an overnight car bomb attack killing 21 people and wounding 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED , The body of an Egyptian Coptic man is seen on the ground following a car bomb attack outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011 that killed 21 people, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/STR , Egyptian policemen in plain clothes detain a Christian youth throwing stones at riot policemen during clashes on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED TOPSHOTS , Egyptians inspect the site of a car bomb following an attack on a Christian church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011. At least seven people died and 24 were injured in a car bomb attack on a Christian church in the northern city of Alexandria, the Egyptian interior ministry said. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO , An Egyptian man cleans blood-staind from the door of the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack that targeted the church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011 and killed at least 21, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police stand guard as Christians protest late on January 2, 2011 near the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police stand guard as Christians protest outside the al-Abasseya Cathedral in Cairo late on January 2, 2011, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city of Alexandria in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/ STR , Egyptian Christians demonstrators scatter as police arrive at the scene of a protest late on January 2, 2011 near the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians burn trash containers during a protest late on January 2, 2011 near the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED
Egyptian Christians face riot police during confrontations on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. There was no immediate claim for the attack but Al-Qaeda has called for punishment of Egypt's Copts over claims that two priests' wives they say had converted to Islam were being held by the Church against their will. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Angry Egyptian Christian mourners shout slogans on January 1, 2011 during the funeral of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city. The overnight car bomb attack on Alexandria's Qiddissine (The Saints) church kille 21 people and wounded 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Coptic Christian mourners carry the coffin of one of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria during a funeral service on January 1, 2011 at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city, which was the scene of an overnight car bomb attack killing 21 people and wounding 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police clash with stone-throwing Christian youths on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , TOPSHOTS Egyptian Christians carry comrades in a position representing the crucifixion of Jesus Christ during a protest on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christian coptics protest outside the al-Abasseya Cathedral in Cairo as Egyptian Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb, Egyptian Mufti Ali Gomaa and Egypt?s Minister of Awqaf (religious endowments) Mahmud Hamdi Zaqzuq were leaving the cathedral after holding a joint press conference with Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria on January 2, 2011 following the New Year's Eve car bomb attack on a church in Alexandria in which 21 people, mostly coptic worshippers, were killed. AFP PHOTO/KHALED DESOUKI , TOPSHOTS Egyptian Coptic Christian mourners carry the coffin of one of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria during a funeral service on January 1, 2011 at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city, which was the scene of an overnight car bomb attack killing 21 people and wounding 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED , The body of an Egyptian Coptic man is seen on the ground following a car bomb attack outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011 that killed 21 people, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/STR , Egyptian policemen in plain clothes detain a Christian youth throwing stones at riot policemen during clashes on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED TOPSHOTS , Egyptians inspect the site of a car bomb following an attack on a Christian church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011. At least seven people died and 24 were injured in a car bomb attack on a Christian church in the northern city of Alexandria, the Egyptian interior ministry said. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO , An Egyptian man cleans blood-staind from the door of the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack that targeted the church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011 and killed at least 21, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police stand guard as Christians protest late on January 2, 2011 near the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police stand guard as Christians protest outside the al-Abasseya Cathedral in Cairo late on January 2, 2011, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city of Alexandria in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/ STR , Egyptian Christians demonstrators scatter as police arrive at the scene of a protest late on January 2, 2011 near the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians burn trash containers during a protest late on January 2, 2011 near the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians hold a blood-stained portrait of Jesus Christ during a protest late on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED
Egyptian Christians face riot police during confrontations on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. There was no immediate claim for the attack but Al-Qaeda has called for punishment of Egypt's Copts over claims that two priests' wives they say had converted to Islam were being held by the Church against their will. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Angry Egyptian Christian mourners shout slogans on January 1, 2011 during the funeral of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city. The overnight car bomb attack on Alexandria's Qiddissine (The Saints) church kille 21 people and wounded 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Coptic Christian mourners carry the coffin of one of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria during a funeral service on January 1, 2011 at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city, which was the scene of an overnight car bomb attack killing 21 people and wounding 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police clash with stone-throwing Christian youths on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , TOPSHOTS Egyptian Christians carry comrades in a position representing the crucifixion of Jesus Christ during a protest on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED
Egyptian Christians face riot police during confrontations on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. There was no immediate claim for the attack but Al-Qaeda has called for punishment of Egypt's Copts over claims that two priests' wives they say had converted to Islam were being held by the Church against their will. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Angry Egyptian Christian mourners shout slogans on January 1, 2011 during the funeral of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city. The overnight car bomb attack on Alexandria's Qiddissine (The Saints) church kille 21 people and wounded 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Coptic Christian mourners carry the coffin of one of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria during a funeral service on January 1, 2011 at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city, which was the scene of an overnight car bomb attack killing 21 people and wounding 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police clash with stone-throwing Christian youths on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED
Egyptian Christians face riot police during confrontations on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. There was no immediate claim for the attack but Al-Qaeda has called for punishment of Egypt's Copts over claims that two priests' wives they say had converted to Islam were being held by the Church against their will. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Angry Egyptian Christian mourners shout slogans on January 1, 2011 during the funeral of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city. The overnight car bomb attack on Alexandria's Qiddissine (The Saints) church kille 21 people and wounded 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Coptic Christian mourners carry the coffin of one of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria during a funeral service on January 1, 2011 at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city, which was the scene of an overnight car bomb attack killing 21 people and wounding 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police clash with stone-throwing Christian youths on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , TOPSHOTS Egyptian Christians carry comrades in a position representing the crucifixion of Jesus Christ during a protest on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christian coptics protest outside the al-Abasseya Cathedral in Cairo as Egyptian Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb, Egyptian Mufti Ali Gomaa and Egypt?s Minister of Awqaf (religious endowments) Mahmud Hamdi Zaqzuq were leaving the cathedral after holding a joint press conference with Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria on January 2, 2011 following the New Year's Eve car bomb attack on a church in Alexandria in which 21 people, mostly coptic worshippers, were killed. AFP PHOTO/KHALED DESOUKI , TOPSHOTS Egyptian Coptic Christian mourners carry the coffin of one of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria during a funeral service on January 1, 2011 at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city, which was the scene of an overnight car bomb attack killing 21 people and wounding 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED , The body of an Egyptian Coptic man is seen on the ground following a car bomb attack outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011 that killed 21 people, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/STR , Egyptian policemen in plain clothes detain a Christian youth throwing stones at riot policemen during clashes on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED TOPSHOTS , Egyptians inspect the site of a car bomb following an attack on a Christian church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011. At least seven people died and 24 were injured in a car bomb attack on a Christian church in the northern city of Alexandria, the Egyptian interior ministry said. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO , An Egyptian man cleans blood-staind from the door of the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack that targeted the church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011 and killed at least 21, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police stand guard as Christians protest late on January 2, 2011 near the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police stand guard as Christians protest outside the al-Abasseya Cathedral in Cairo late on January 2, 2011, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city of Alexandria in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/ STR , Egyptian Christians demonstrators scatter as police arrive at the scene of a protest late on January 2, 2011 near the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED
Egyptian Christians face riot police during confrontations on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. There was no immediate claim for the attack but Al-Qaeda has called for punishment of Egypt's Copts over claims that two priests' wives they say had converted to Islam were being held by the Church against their will. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Angry Egyptian Christian mourners shout slogans on January 1, 2011 during the funeral of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city. The overnight car bomb attack on Alexandria's Qiddissine (The Saints) church kille 21 people and wounded 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Coptic Christian mourners carry the coffin of one of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria during a funeral service on January 1, 2011 at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city, which was the scene of an overnight car bomb attack killing 21 people and wounding 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police clash with stone-throwing Christian youths on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , TOPSHOTS Egyptian Christians carry comrades in a position representing the crucifixion of Jesus Christ during a protest on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christian coptics protest outside the al-Abasseya Cathedral in Cairo as Egyptian Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb, Egyptian Mufti Ali Gomaa and Egypt?s Minister of Awqaf (religious endowments) Mahmud Hamdi Zaqzuq were leaving the cathedral after holding a joint press conference with Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria on January 2, 2011 following the New Year's Eve car bomb attack on a church in Alexandria in which 21 people, mostly coptic worshippers, were killed. AFP PHOTO/KHALED DESOUKI , TOPSHOTS Egyptian Coptic Christian mourners carry the coffin of one of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria during a funeral service on January 1, 2011 at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city, which was the scene of an overnight car bomb attack killing 21 people and wounding 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED , The body of an Egyptian Coptic man is seen on the ground following a car bomb attack outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011 that killed 21 people, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/STR , Egyptian policemen in plain clothes detain a Christian youth throwing stones at riot policemen during clashes on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED TOPSHOTS , Egyptians inspect the site of a car bomb following an attack on a Christian church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011. At least seven people died and 24 were injured in a car bomb attack on a Christian church in the northern city of Alexandria, the Egyptian interior ministry said. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO , An Egyptian man cleans blood-staind from the door of the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack that targeted the church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011 and killed at least 21, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police stand guard as Christians protest late on January 2, 2011 near the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police stand guard as Christians protest outside the al-Abasseya Cathedral in Cairo late on January 2, 2011, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city of Alexandria in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/ STR , Egyptian Christians demonstrators scatter as police arrive at the scene of a protest late on January 2, 2011 near the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians burn trash containers during a protest late on January 2, 2011 near the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians hold a blood-stained portrait of Jesus Christ during a protest late on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians hold a blood-stained portrait of Jesus Christ during a protest late on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians protest late on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians protest late on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria as a mosque is seen in the background, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED
Egyptian Christians face riot police during confrontations on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. There was no immediate claim for the attack but Al-Qaeda has called for punishment of Egypt's Copts over claims that two priests' wives they say had converted to Islam were being held by the Church against their will. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Angry Egyptian Christian mourners shout slogans on January 1, 2011 during the funeral of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city. The overnight car bomb attack on Alexandria's Qiddissine (The Saints) church kille 21 people and wounded 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED
Egyptian Christians face riot police during confrontations on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. There was no immediate claim for the attack but Al-Qaeda has called for punishment of Egypt's Copts over claims that two priests' wives they say had converted to Islam were being held by the Church against their will. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Angry Egyptian Christian mourners shout slogans on January 1, 2011 during the funeral of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city. The overnight car bomb attack on Alexandria's Qiddissine (The Saints) church kille 21 people and wounded 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Coptic Christian mourners carry the coffin of one of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria during a funeral service on January 1, 2011 at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city, which was the scene of an overnight car bomb attack killing 21 people and wounding 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police clash with stone-throwing Christian youths on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , TOPSHOTS Egyptian Christians carry comrades in a position representing the crucifixion of Jesus Christ during a protest on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christian coptics protest outside the al-Abasseya Cathedral in Cairo as Egyptian Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb, Egyptian Mufti Ali Gomaa and Egypt?s Minister of Awqaf (religious endowments) Mahmud Hamdi Zaqzuq were leaving the cathedral after holding a joint press conference with Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria on January 2, 2011 following the New Year's Eve car bomb attack on a church in Alexandria in which 21 people, mostly coptic worshippers, were killed. AFP PHOTO/KHALED DESOUKI , TOPSHOTS Egyptian Coptic Christian mourners carry the coffin of one of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria during a funeral service on January 1, 2011 at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city, which was the scene of an overnight car bomb attack killing 21 people and wounding 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED
Egyptian Christians face riot police during confrontations on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. There was no immediate claim for the attack but Al-Qaeda has called for punishment of Egypt's Copts over claims that two priests' wives they say had converted to Islam were being held by the Church against their will. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Angry Egyptian Christian mourners shout slogans on January 1, 2011 during the funeral of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city. The overnight car bomb attack on Alexandria's Qiddissine (The Saints) church kille 21 people and wounded 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Coptic Christian mourners carry the coffin of one of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria during a funeral service on January 1, 2011 at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city, which was the scene of an overnight car bomb attack killing 21 people and wounding 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police clash with stone-throwing Christian youths on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , TOPSHOTS Egyptian Christians carry comrades in a position representing the crucifixion of Jesus Christ during a protest on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christian coptics protest outside the al-Abasseya Cathedral in Cairo as Egyptian Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb, Egyptian Mufti Ali Gomaa and Egypt?s Minister of Awqaf (religious endowments) Mahmud Hamdi Zaqzuq were leaving the cathedral after holding a joint press conference with Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria on January 2, 2011 following the New Year's Eve car bomb attack on a church in Alexandria in which 21 people, mostly coptic worshippers, were killed. AFP PHOTO/KHALED DESOUKI
Egyptian Christians face riot police during confrontations on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. There was no immediate claim for the attack but Al-Qaeda has called for punishment of Egypt's Copts over claims that two priests' wives they say had converted to Islam were being held by the Church against their will. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED
Egyptian Christians face riot police during confrontations on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. There was no immediate claim for the attack but Al-Qaeda has called for punishment of Egypt's Copts over claims that two priests' wives they say had converted to Islam were being held by the Church against their will. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Angry Egyptian Christian mourners shout slogans on January 1, 2011 during the funeral of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city. The overnight car bomb attack on Alexandria's Qiddissine (The Saints) church kille 21 people and wounded 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Coptic Christian mourners carry the coffin of one of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria during a funeral service on January 1, 2011 at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city, which was the scene of an overnight car bomb attack killing 21 people and wounding 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED
Egyptian Christians face riot police during confrontations on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. There was no immediate claim for the attack but Al-Qaeda has called for punishment of Egypt's Copts over claims that two priests' wives they say had converted to Islam were being held by the Church against their will. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Angry Egyptian Christian mourners shout slogans on January 1, 2011 during the funeral of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city. The overnight car bomb attack on Alexandria's Qiddissine (The Saints) church kille 21 people and wounded 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Coptic Christian mourners carry the coffin of one of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria during a funeral service on January 1, 2011 at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city, which was the scene of an overnight car bomb attack killing 21 people and wounding 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police clash with stone-throwing Christian youths on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , TOPSHOTS Egyptian Christians carry comrades in a position representing the crucifixion of Jesus Christ during a protest on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christian coptics protest outside the al-Abasseya Cathedral in Cairo as Egyptian Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb, Egyptian Mufti Ali Gomaa and Egypt?s Minister of Awqaf (religious endowments) Mahmud Hamdi Zaqzuq were leaving the cathedral after holding a joint press conference with Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria on January 2, 2011 following the New Year's Eve car bomb attack on a church in Alexandria in which 21 people, mostly coptic worshippers, were killed. AFP PHOTO/KHALED DESOUKI , TOPSHOTS Egyptian Coptic Christian mourners carry the coffin of one of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria during a funeral service on January 1, 2011 at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city, which was the scene of an overnight car bomb attack killing 21 people and wounding 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED , The body of an Egyptian Coptic man is seen on the ground following a car bomb attack outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011 that killed 21 people, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/STR , Egyptian policemen in plain clothes detain a Christian youth throwing stones at riot policemen during clashes on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED TOPSHOTS , Egyptians inspect the site of a car bomb following an attack on a Christian church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011. At least seven people died and 24 were injured in a car bomb attack on a Christian church in the northern city of Alexandria, the Egyptian interior ministry said. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO , An Egyptian man cleans blood-staind from the door of the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack that targeted the church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011 and killed at least 21, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police stand guard as Christians protest late on January 2, 2011 near the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police stand guard as Christians protest outside the al-Abasseya Cathedral in Cairo late on January 2, 2011, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city of Alexandria in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/ STR , Egyptian Christians demonstrators scatter as police arrive at the scene of a protest late on January 2, 2011 near the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians burn trash containers during a protest late on January 2, 2011 near the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians hold a blood-stained portrait of Jesus Christ during a protest late on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians hold a blood-stained portrait of Jesus Christ during a protest late on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED
Egyptian Christians face riot police during confrontations on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. There was no immediate claim for the attack but Al-Qaeda has called for punishment of Egypt's Copts over claims that two priests' wives they say had converted to Islam were being held by the Church against their will. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Angry Egyptian Christian mourners shout slogans on January 1, 2011 during the funeral of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city. The overnight car bomb attack on Alexandria's Qiddissine (The Saints) church kille 21 people and wounded 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Coptic Christian mourners carry the coffin of one of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria during a funeral service on January 1, 2011 at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city, which was the scene of an overnight car bomb attack killing 21 people and wounding 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police clash with stone-throwing Christian youths on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , TOPSHOTS Egyptian Christians carry comrades in a position representing the crucifixion of Jesus Christ during a protest on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christian coptics protest outside the al-Abasseya Cathedral in Cairo as Egyptian Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb, Egyptian Mufti Ali Gomaa and Egypt?s Minister of Awqaf (religious endowments) Mahmud Hamdi Zaqzuq were leaving the cathedral after holding a joint press conference with Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria on January 2, 2011 following the New Year's Eve car bomb attack on a church in Alexandria in which 21 people, mostly coptic worshippers, were killed. AFP PHOTO/KHALED DESOUKI , TOPSHOTS Egyptian Coptic Christian mourners carry the coffin of one of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria during a funeral service on January 1, 2011 at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city, which was the scene of an overnight car bomb attack killing 21 people and wounding 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED , The body of an Egyptian Coptic man is seen on the ground following a car bomb attack outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011 that killed 21 people, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/STR , Egyptian policemen in plain clothes detain a Christian youth throwing stones at riot policemen during clashes on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED TOPSHOTS , Egyptians inspect the site of a car bomb following an attack on a Christian church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011. At least seven people died and 24 were injured in a car bomb attack on a Christian church in the northern city of Alexandria, the Egyptian interior ministry said. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO , An Egyptian man cleans blood-staind from the door of the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack that targeted the church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011 and killed at least 21, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED
Egyptian Christians face riot police during confrontations on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. There was no immediate claim for the attack but Al-Qaeda has called for punishment of Egypt's Copts over claims that two priests' wives they say had converted to Islam were being held by the Church against their will. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Angry Egyptian Christian mourners shout slogans on January 1, 2011 during the funeral of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city. The overnight car bomb attack on Alexandria's Qiddissine (The Saints) church kille 21 people and wounded 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Coptic Christian mourners carry the coffin of one of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria during a funeral service on January 1, 2011 at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city, which was the scene of an overnight car bomb attack killing 21 people and wounding 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police clash with stone-throwing Christian youths on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , TOPSHOTS Egyptian Christians carry comrades in a position representing the crucifixion of Jesus Christ during a protest on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christian coptics protest outside the al-Abasseya Cathedral in Cairo as Egyptian Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb, Egyptian Mufti Ali Gomaa and Egypt?s Minister of Awqaf (religious endowments) Mahmud Hamdi Zaqzuq were leaving the cathedral after holding a joint press conference with Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria on January 2, 2011 following the New Year's Eve car bomb attack on a church in Alexandria in which 21 people, mostly coptic worshippers, were killed. AFP PHOTO/KHALED DESOUKI , TOPSHOTS Egyptian Coptic Christian mourners carry the coffin of one of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria during a funeral service on January 1, 2011 at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city, which was the scene of an overnight car bomb attack killing 21 people and wounding 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED , The body of an Egyptian Coptic man is seen on the ground following a car bomb attack outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011 that killed 21 people, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/STR , Egyptian policemen in plain clothes detain a Christian youth throwing stones at riot policemen during clashes on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED TOPSHOTS , Egyptians inspect the site of a car bomb following an attack on a Christian church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011. At least seven people died and 24 were injured in a car bomb attack on a Christian church in the northern city of Alexandria, the Egyptian interior ministry said. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO , An Egyptian man cleans blood-staind from the door of the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack that targeted the church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011 and killed at least 21, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police stand guard as Christians protest late on January 2, 2011 near the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police stand guard as Christians protest outside the al-Abasseya Cathedral in Cairo late on January 2, 2011, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city of Alexandria in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/ STR , Egyptian Christians demonstrators scatter as police arrive at the scene of a protest late on January 2, 2011 near the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians burn trash containers during a protest late on January 2, 2011 near the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians hold a blood-stained portrait of Jesus Christ during a protest late on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians hold a blood-stained portrait of Jesus Christ during a protest late on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians protest late on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians protest late on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria as a mosque is seen in the background, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police stand guard following a protest by Christians outside the main building of the national television in Cairo on January 2, 2011 following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on a Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city of Alexandria in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI , Egyptian Christians shout slogans as they protest on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED
Egyptian Christians face riot police during confrontations on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. There was no immediate claim for the attack but Al-Qaeda has called for punishment of Egypt's Copts over claims that two priests' wives they say had converted to Islam were being held by the Church against their will. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Angry Egyptian Christian mourners shout slogans on January 1, 2011 during the funeral of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city. The overnight car bomb attack on Alexandria's Qiddissine (The Saints) church kille 21 people and wounded 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Coptic Christian mourners carry the coffin of one of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria during a funeral service on January 1, 2011 at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city, which was the scene of an overnight car bomb attack killing 21 people and wounding 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police clash with stone-throwing Christian youths on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , TOPSHOTS Egyptian Christians carry comrades in a position representing the crucifixion of Jesus Christ during a protest on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christian coptics protest outside the al-Abasseya Cathedral in Cairo as Egyptian Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb, Egyptian Mufti Ali Gomaa and Egypt?s Minister of Awqaf (religious endowments) Mahmud Hamdi Zaqzuq were leaving the cathedral after holding a joint press conference with Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria on January 2, 2011 following the New Year's Eve car bomb attack on a church in Alexandria in which 21 people, mostly coptic worshippers, were killed. AFP PHOTO/KHALED DESOUKI , TOPSHOTS Egyptian Coptic Christian mourners carry the coffin of one of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria during a funeral service on January 1, 2011 at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city, which was the scene of an overnight car bomb attack killing 21 people and wounding 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED , The body of an Egyptian Coptic man is seen on the ground following a car bomb attack outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011 that killed 21 people, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/STR , Egyptian policemen in plain clothes detain a Christian youth throwing stones at riot policemen during clashes on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED TOPSHOTS
Egyptian Christians face riot police during confrontations on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. There was no immediate claim for the attack but Al-Qaeda has called for punishment of Egypt's Copts over claims that two priests' wives they say had converted to Islam were being held by the Church against their will. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Angry Egyptian Christian mourners shout slogans on January 1, 2011 during the funeral of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city. The overnight car bomb attack on Alexandria's Qiddissine (The Saints) church kille 21 people and wounded 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Coptic Christian mourners carry the coffin of one of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria during a funeral service on January 1, 2011 at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city, which was the scene of an overnight car bomb attack killing 21 people and wounding 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police clash with stone-throwing Christian youths on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , TOPSHOTS Egyptian Christians carry comrades in a position representing the crucifixion of Jesus Christ during a protest on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christian coptics protest outside the al-Abasseya Cathedral in Cairo as Egyptian Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb, Egyptian Mufti Ali Gomaa and Egypt?s Minister of Awqaf (religious endowments) Mahmud Hamdi Zaqzuq were leaving the cathedral after holding a joint press conference with Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria on January 2, 2011 following the New Year's Eve car bomb attack on a church in Alexandria in which 21 people, mostly coptic worshippers, were killed. AFP PHOTO/KHALED DESOUKI , TOPSHOTS Egyptian Coptic Christian mourners carry the coffin of one of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria during a funeral service on January 1, 2011 at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city, which was the scene of an overnight car bomb attack killing 21 people and wounding 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED , The body of an Egyptian Coptic man is seen on the ground following a car bomb attack outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011 that killed 21 people, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/STR , Egyptian policemen in plain clothes detain a Christian youth throwing stones at riot policemen during clashes on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED TOPSHOTS , Egyptians inspect the site of a car bomb following an attack on a Christian church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011. At least seven people died and 24 were injured in a car bomb attack on a Christian church in the northern city of Alexandria, the Egyptian interior ministry said. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO , An Egyptian man cleans blood-staind from the door of the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack that targeted the church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011 and killed at least 21, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police stand guard as Christians protest late on January 2, 2011 near the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police stand guard as Christians protest outside the al-Abasseya Cathedral in Cairo late on January 2, 2011, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city of Alexandria in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/ STR , Egyptian Christians demonstrators scatter as police arrive at the scene of a protest late on January 2, 2011 near the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians burn trash containers during a protest late on January 2, 2011 near the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians hold a blood-stained portrait of Jesus Christ during a protest late on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians hold a blood-stained portrait of Jesus Christ during a protest late on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians protest late on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians protest late on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria as a mosque is seen in the background, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police stand guard following a protest by Christians outside the main building of the national television in Cairo on January 2, 2011 following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on a Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city of Alexandria in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI , Egyptian Christians shout slogans as they protest on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians protest on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians hold a blood-stained portrait of Jesus Christ as they protest on January 2, 2011 inside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED
Egyptian Christians face riot police during confrontations on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. There was no immediate claim for the attack but Al-Qaeda has called for punishment of Egypt's Copts over claims that two priests' wives they say had converted to Islam were being held by the Church against their will. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Angry Egyptian Christian mourners shout slogans on January 1, 2011 during the funeral of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city. The overnight car bomb attack on Alexandria's Qiddissine (The Saints) church kille 21 people and wounded 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Coptic Christian mourners carry the coffin of one of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria during a funeral service on January 1, 2011 at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city, which was the scene of an overnight car bomb attack killing 21 people and wounding 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police clash with stone-throwing Christian youths on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , TOPSHOTS Egyptian Christians carry comrades in a position representing the crucifixion of Jesus Christ during a protest on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christian coptics protest outside the al-Abasseya Cathedral in Cairo as Egyptian Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb, Egyptian Mufti Ali Gomaa and Egypt?s Minister of Awqaf (religious endowments) Mahmud Hamdi Zaqzuq were leaving the cathedral after holding a joint press conference with Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria on January 2, 2011 following the New Year's Eve car bomb attack on a church in Alexandria in which 21 people, mostly coptic worshippers, were killed. AFP PHOTO/KHALED DESOUKI , TOPSHOTS Egyptian Coptic Christian mourners carry the coffin of one of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria during a funeral service on January 1, 2011 at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city, which was the scene of an overnight car bomb attack killing 21 people and wounding 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED , The body of an Egyptian Coptic man is seen on the ground following a car bomb attack outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011 that killed 21 people, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/STR , Egyptian policemen in plain clothes detain a Christian youth throwing stones at riot policemen during clashes on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED TOPSHOTS , Egyptians inspect the site of a car bomb following an attack on a Christian church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011. At least seven people died and 24 were injured in a car bomb attack on a Christian church in the northern city of Alexandria, the Egyptian interior ministry said. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO , An Egyptian man cleans blood-staind from the door of the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack that targeted the church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011 and killed at least 21, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police stand guard as Christians protest late on January 2, 2011 near the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police stand guard as Christians protest outside the al-Abasseya Cathedral in Cairo late on January 2, 2011, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city of Alexandria in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/ STR , Egyptian Christians demonstrators scatter as police arrive at the scene of a protest late on January 2, 2011 near the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians burn trash containers during a protest late on January 2, 2011 near the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians hold a blood-stained portrait of Jesus Christ during a protest late on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians hold a blood-stained portrait of Jesus Christ during a protest late on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians protest late on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians protest late on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria as a mosque is seen in the background, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police stand guard following a protest by Christians outside the main building of the national television in Cairo on January 2, 2011 following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on a Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city of Alexandria in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI
Egyptian Christians face riot police during confrontations on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. There was no immediate claim for the attack but Al-Qaeda has called for punishment of Egypt's Copts over claims that two priests' wives they say had converted to Islam were being held by the Church against their will. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Angry Egyptian Christian mourners shout slogans on January 1, 2011 during the funeral of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city. The overnight car bomb attack on Alexandria's Qiddissine (The Saints) church kille 21 people and wounded 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Coptic Christian mourners carry the coffin of one of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria during a funeral service on January 1, 2011 at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city, which was the scene of an overnight car bomb attack killing 21 people and wounding 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police clash with stone-throwing Christian youths on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , TOPSHOTS Egyptian Christians carry comrades in a position representing the crucifixion of Jesus Christ during a protest on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christian coptics protest outside the al-Abasseya Cathedral in Cairo as Egyptian Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb, Egyptian Mufti Ali Gomaa and Egypt?s Minister of Awqaf (religious endowments) Mahmud Hamdi Zaqzuq were leaving the cathedral after holding a joint press conference with Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria on January 2, 2011 following the New Year's Eve car bomb attack on a church in Alexandria in which 21 people, mostly coptic worshippers, were killed. AFP PHOTO/KHALED DESOUKI , TOPSHOTS Egyptian Coptic Christian mourners carry the coffin of one of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria during a funeral service on January 1, 2011 at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city, which was the scene of an overnight car bomb attack killing 21 people and wounding 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED , The body of an Egyptian Coptic man is seen on the ground following a car bomb attack outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011 that killed 21 people, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/STR , Egyptian policemen in plain clothes detain a Christian youth throwing stones at riot policemen during clashes on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED TOPSHOTS , Egyptians inspect the site of a car bomb following an attack on a Christian church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011. At least seven people died and 24 were injured in a car bomb attack on a Christian church in the northern city of Alexandria, the Egyptian interior ministry said. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO
Egyptian Christians face riot police during confrontations on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. There was no immediate claim for the attack but Al-Qaeda has called for punishment of Egypt's Copts over claims that two priests' wives they say had converted to Islam were being held by the Church against their will. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Angry Egyptian Christian mourners shout slogans on January 1, 2011 during the funeral of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city. The overnight car bomb attack on Alexandria's Qiddissine (The Saints) church kille 21 people and wounded 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Coptic Christian mourners carry the coffin of one of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria during a funeral service on January 1, 2011 at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city, which was the scene of an overnight car bomb attack killing 21 people and wounding 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police clash with stone-throwing Christian youths on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , TOPSHOTS Egyptian Christians carry comrades in a position representing the crucifixion of Jesus Christ during a protest on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christian coptics protest outside the al-Abasseya Cathedral in Cairo as Egyptian Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb, Egyptian Mufti Ali Gomaa and Egypt?s Minister of Awqaf (religious endowments) Mahmud Hamdi Zaqzuq were leaving the cathedral after holding a joint press conference with Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria on January 2, 2011 following the New Year's Eve car bomb attack on a church in Alexandria in which 21 people, mostly coptic worshippers, were killed. AFP PHOTO/KHALED DESOUKI , TOPSHOTS Egyptian Coptic Christian mourners carry the coffin of one of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria during a funeral service on January 1, 2011 at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city, which was the scene of an overnight car bomb attack killing 21 people and wounding 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED , The body of an Egyptian Coptic man is seen on the ground following a car bomb attack outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011 that killed 21 people, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/STR , Egyptian policemen in plain clothes detain a Christian youth throwing stones at riot policemen during clashes on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED TOPSHOTS , Egyptians inspect the site of a car bomb following an attack on a Christian church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011. At least seven people died and 24 were injured in a car bomb attack on a Christian church in the northern city of Alexandria, the Egyptian interior ministry said. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO , An Egyptian man cleans blood-staind from the door of the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack that targeted the church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011 and killed at least 21, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police stand guard as Christians protest late on January 2, 2011 near the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police stand guard as Christians protest outside the al-Abasseya Cathedral in Cairo late on January 2, 2011, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city of Alexandria in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/ STR , Egyptian Christians demonstrators scatter as police arrive at the scene of a protest late on January 2, 2011 near the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians burn trash containers during a protest late on January 2, 2011 near the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians hold a blood-stained portrait of Jesus Christ during a protest late on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians hold a blood-stained portrait of Jesus Christ during a protest late on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians protest late on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians protest late on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria as a mosque is seen in the background, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police stand guard following a protest by Christians outside the main building of the national television in Cairo on January 2, 2011 following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on a Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city of Alexandria in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI , Egyptian Christians shout slogans as they protest on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians protest on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians hold a blood-stained portrait of Jesus Christ as they protest on January 2, 2011 inside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christian coptics protest outside the al-Abasseya Cathedral in Cairo as Egyptian Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb, Egyptian Mufti Ali Gomaa and Egypt?s Minister of Awqaf (religious endowments) Mahmud Hamdi Zaqzuq were leaving the cathedral after holding a joint press conference with Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria on January 2, 2011 following the New Year's Eve car bomb attack on a church in Alexandria in which 21 people, mostly coptic worshippers, were killed. AFP PHOTO/KHALED DESOUKI , Egyptian Christian youths go on the rampage on January 1, 2011 in the area of the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. There was no immediate claim for the attack but Al-Qaeda has called for punishment of Egypt's Copts over claims that two priests' wives they say had converted to Islam were being held by the Church against their will. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED
Egyptian Christians face riot police during confrontations on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. There was no immediate claim for the attack but Al-Qaeda has called for punishment of Egypt's Copts over claims that two priests' wives they say had converted to Islam were being held by the Church against their will. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Angry Egyptian Christian mourners shout slogans on January 1, 2011 during the funeral of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city. The overnight car bomb attack on Alexandria's Qiddissine (The Saints) church kille 21 people and wounded 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Coptic Christian mourners carry the coffin of one of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria during a funeral service on January 1, 2011 at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city, which was the scene of an overnight car bomb attack killing 21 people and wounding 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police clash with stone-throwing Christian youths on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , TOPSHOTS Egyptian Christians carry comrades in a position representing the crucifixion of Jesus Christ during a protest on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christian coptics protest outside the al-Abasseya Cathedral in Cairo as Egyptian Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb, Egyptian Mufti Ali Gomaa and Egypt?s Minister of Awqaf (religious endowments) Mahmud Hamdi Zaqzuq were leaving the cathedral after holding a joint press conference with Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria on January 2, 2011 following the New Year's Eve car bomb attack on a church in Alexandria in which 21 people, mostly coptic worshippers, were killed. AFP PHOTO/KHALED DESOUKI , TOPSHOTS Egyptian Coptic Christian mourners carry the coffin of one of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria during a funeral service on January 1, 2011 at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city, which was the scene of an overnight car bomb attack killing 21 people and wounding 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED , The body of an Egyptian Coptic man is seen on the ground following a car bomb attack outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011 that killed 21 people, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/STR , Egyptian policemen in plain clothes detain a Christian youth throwing stones at riot policemen during clashes on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED TOPSHOTS , Egyptians inspect the site of a car bomb following an attack on a Christian church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011. At least seven people died and 24 were injured in a car bomb attack on a Christian church in the northern city of Alexandria, the Egyptian interior ministry said. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO , An Egyptian man cleans blood-staind from the door of the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack that targeted the church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011 and killed at least 21, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police stand guard as Christians protest late on January 2, 2011 near the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police stand guard as Christians protest outside the al-Abasseya Cathedral in Cairo late on January 2, 2011, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city of Alexandria in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/ STR , Egyptian Christians demonstrators scatter as police arrive at the scene of a protest late on January 2, 2011 near the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians burn trash containers during a protest late on January 2, 2011 near the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians hold a blood-stained portrait of Jesus Christ during a protest late on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians hold a blood-stained portrait of Jesus Christ during a protest late on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians protest late on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED
Egyptian Christians face riot police during confrontations on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. There was no immediate claim for the attack but Al-Qaeda has called for punishment of Egypt's Copts over claims that two priests' wives they say had converted to Islam were being held by the Church against their will. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Angry Egyptian Christian mourners shout slogans on January 1, 2011 during the funeral of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city. The overnight car bomb attack on Alexandria's Qiddissine (The Saints) church kille 21 people and wounded 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Coptic Christian mourners carry the coffin of one of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria during a funeral service on January 1, 2011 at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city, which was the scene of an overnight car bomb attack killing 21 people and wounding 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police clash with stone-throwing Christian youths on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , TOPSHOTS Egyptian Christians carry comrades in a position representing the crucifixion of Jesus Christ during a protest on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christian coptics protest outside the al-Abasseya Cathedral in Cairo as Egyptian Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb, Egyptian Mufti Ali Gomaa and Egypt?s Minister of Awqaf (religious endowments) Mahmud Hamdi Zaqzuq were leaving the cathedral after holding a joint press conference with Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria on January 2, 2011 following the New Year's Eve car bomb attack on a church in Alexandria in which 21 people, mostly coptic worshippers, were killed. AFP PHOTO/KHALED DESOUKI , TOPSHOTS Egyptian Coptic Christian mourners carry the coffin of one of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria during a funeral service on January 1, 2011 at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city, which was the scene of an overnight car bomb attack killing 21 people and wounding 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED , The body of an Egyptian Coptic man is seen on the ground following a car bomb attack outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011 that killed 21 people, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/STR
Egyptian Christians face riot police during confrontations on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. There was no immediate claim for the attack but Al-Qaeda has called for punishment of Egypt's Copts over claims that two priests' wives they say had converted to Islam were being held by the Church against their will. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Angry Egyptian Christian mourners shout slogans on January 1, 2011 during the funeral of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city. The overnight car bomb attack on Alexandria's Qiddissine (The Saints) church kille 21 people and wounded 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Coptic Christian mourners carry the coffin of one of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria during a funeral service on January 1, 2011 at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city, which was the scene of an overnight car bomb attack killing 21 people and wounding 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police clash with stone-throwing Christian youths on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , TOPSHOTS Egyptian Christians carry comrades in a position representing the crucifixion of Jesus Christ during a protest on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christian coptics protest outside the al-Abasseya Cathedral in Cairo as Egyptian Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb, Egyptian Mufti Ali Gomaa and Egypt?s Minister of Awqaf (religious endowments) Mahmud Hamdi Zaqzuq were leaving the cathedral after holding a joint press conference with Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria on January 2, 2011 following the New Year's Eve car bomb attack on a church in Alexandria in which 21 people, mostly coptic worshippers, were killed. AFP PHOTO/KHALED DESOUKI , TOPSHOTS Egyptian Coptic Christian mourners carry the coffin of one of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria during a funeral service on January 1, 2011 at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city, which was the scene of an overnight car bomb attack killing 21 people and wounding 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED , The body of an Egyptian Coptic man is seen on the ground following a car bomb attack outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011 that killed 21 people, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/STR , Egyptian policemen in plain clothes detain a Christian youth throwing stones at riot policemen during clashes on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED TOPSHOTS , Egyptians inspect the site of a car bomb following an attack on a Christian church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011. At least seven people died and 24 were injured in a car bomb attack on a Christian church in the northern city of Alexandria, the Egyptian interior ministry said. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO , An Egyptian man cleans blood-staind from the door of the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack that targeted the church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011 and killed at least 21, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police stand guard as Christians protest late on January 2, 2011 near the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED
Egyptian Christians face riot police during confrontations on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. There was no immediate claim for the attack but Al-Qaeda has called for punishment of Egypt's Copts over claims that two priests' wives they say had converted to Islam were being held by the Church against their will. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Angry Egyptian Christian mourners shout slogans on January 1, 2011 during the funeral of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city. The overnight car bomb attack on Alexandria's Qiddissine (The Saints) church kille 21 people and wounded 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Coptic Christian mourners carry the coffin of one of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria during a funeral service on January 1, 2011 at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city, which was the scene of an overnight car bomb attack killing 21 people and wounding 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police clash with stone-throwing Christian youths on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , TOPSHOTS Egyptian Christians carry comrades in a position representing the crucifixion of Jesus Christ during a protest on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christian coptics protest outside the al-Abasseya Cathedral in Cairo as Egyptian Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb, Egyptian Mufti Ali Gomaa and Egypt?s Minister of Awqaf (religious endowments) Mahmud Hamdi Zaqzuq were leaving the cathedral after holding a joint press conference with Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria on January 2, 2011 following the New Year's Eve car bomb attack on a church in Alexandria in which 21 people, mostly coptic worshippers, were killed. AFP PHOTO/KHALED DESOUKI , TOPSHOTS Egyptian Coptic Christian mourners carry the coffin of one of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria during a funeral service on January 1, 2011 at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city, which was the scene of an overnight car bomb attack killing 21 people and wounding 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED , The body of an Egyptian Coptic man is seen on the ground following a car bomb attack outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011 that killed 21 people, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/STR , Egyptian policemen in plain clothes detain a Christian youth throwing stones at riot policemen during clashes on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED TOPSHOTS , Egyptians inspect the site of a car bomb following an attack on a Christian church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011. At least seven people died and 24 were injured in a car bomb attack on a Christian church in the northern city of Alexandria, the Egyptian interior ministry said. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO , An Egyptian man cleans blood-staind from the door of the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack that targeted the church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011 and killed at least 21, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police stand guard as Christians protest late on January 2, 2011 near the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police stand guard as Christians protest outside the al-Abasseya Cathedral in Cairo late on January 2, 2011, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city of Alexandria in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/ STR , Egyptian Christians demonstrators scatter as police arrive at the scene of a protest late on January 2, 2011 near the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians burn trash containers during a protest late on January 2, 2011 near the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians hold a blood-stained portrait of Jesus Christ during a protest late on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians hold a blood-stained portrait of Jesus Christ during a protest late on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians protest late on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians protest late on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria as a mosque is seen in the background, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police stand guard following a protest by Christians outside the main building of the national television in Cairo on January 2, 2011 following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on a Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city of Alexandria in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI , Egyptian Christians shout slogans as they protest on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians protest on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED
Egyptian Christians face riot police during confrontations on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. There was no immediate claim for the attack but Al-Qaeda has called for punishment of Egypt's Copts over claims that two priests' wives they say had converted to Islam were being held by the Church against their will. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Angry Egyptian Christian mourners shout slogans on January 1, 2011 during the funeral of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city. The overnight car bomb attack on Alexandria's Qiddissine (The Saints) church kille 21 people and wounded 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Coptic Christian mourners carry the coffin of one of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria during a funeral service on January 1, 2011 at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city, which was the scene of an overnight car bomb attack killing 21 people and wounding 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police clash with stone-throwing Christian youths on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , TOPSHOTS Egyptian Christians carry comrades in a position representing the crucifixion of Jesus Christ during a protest on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christian coptics protest outside the al-Abasseya Cathedral in Cairo as Egyptian Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb, Egyptian Mufti Ali Gomaa and Egypt?s Minister of Awqaf (religious endowments) Mahmud Hamdi Zaqzuq were leaving the cathedral after holding a joint press conference with Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria on January 2, 2011 following the New Year's Eve car bomb attack on a church in Alexandria in which 21 people, mostly coptic worshippers, were killed. AFP PHOTO/KHALED DESOUKI , TOPSHOTS Egyptian Coptic Christian mourners carry the coffin of one of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria during a funeral service on January 1, 2011 at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city, which was the scene of an overnight car bomb attack killing 21 people and wounding 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED , The body of an Egyptian Coptic man is seen on the ground following a car bomb attack outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011 that killed 21 people, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/STR , Egyptian policemen in plain clothes detain a Christian youth throwing stones at riot policemen during clashes on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED TOPSHOTS , Egyptians inspect the site of a car bomb following an attack on a Christian church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011. At least seven people died and 24 were injured in a car bomb attack on a Christian church in the northern city of Alexandria, the Egyptian interior ministry said. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO , An Egyptian man cleans blood-staind from the door of the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack that targeted the church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011 and killed at least 21, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police stand guard as Christians protest late on January 2, 2011 near the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police stand guard as Christians protest outside the al-Abasseya Cathedral in Cairo late on January 2, 2011, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city of Alexandria in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/ STR , Egyptian Christians demonstrators scatter as police arrive at the scene of a protest late on January 2, 2011 near the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians burn trash containers during a protest late on January 2, 2011 near the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians hold a blood-stained portrait of Jesus Christ during a protest late on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians hold a blood-stained portrait of Jesus Christ during a protest late on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians protest late on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians protest late on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria as a mosque is seen in the background, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police stand guard following a protest by Christians outside the main building of the national television in Cairo on January 2, 2011 following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on a Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city of Alexandria in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI , Egyptian Christians shout slogans as they protest on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians protest on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christians hold a blood-stained portrait of Jesus Christ as they protest on January 2, 2011 inside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christian coptics protest outside the al-Abasseya Cathedral in Cairo as Egyptian Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb, Egyptian Mufti Ali Gomaa and Egypt?s Minister of Awqaf (religious endowments) Mahmud Hamdi Zaqzuq were leaving the cathedral after holding a joint press conference with Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria on January 2, 2011 following the New Year's Eve car bomb attack on a church in Alexandria in which 21 people, mostly coptic worshippers, were killed. AFP PHOTO/KHALED DESOUKI
Egyptian Christians face riot police during confrontations on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. There was no immediate claim for the attack but Al-Qaeda has called for punishment of Egypt's Copts over claims that two priests' wives they say had converted to Islam were being held by the Church against their will. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Angry Egyptian Christian mourners shout slogans on January 1, 2011 during the funeral of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city. The overnight car bomb attack on Alexandria's Qiddissine (The Saints) church kille 21 people and wounded 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Coptic Christian mourners carry the coffin of one of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria during a funeral service on January 1, 2011 at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city, which was the scene of an overnight car bomb attack killing 21 people and wounding 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police clash with stone-throwing Christian youths on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , TOPSHOTS Egyptian Christians carry comrades in a position representing the crucifixion of Jesus Christ during a protest on January 2, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian Christian coptics protest outside the al-Abasseya Cathedral in Cairo as Egyptian Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb, Egyptian Mufti Ali Gomaa and Egypt?s Minister of Awqaf (religious endowments) Mahmud Hamdi Zaqzuq were leaving the cathedral after holding a joint press conference with Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria on January 2, 2011 following the New Year's Eve car bomb attack on a church in Alexandria in which 21 people, mostly coptic worshippers, were killed. AFP PHOTO/KHALED DESOUKI , TOPSHOTS Egyptian Coptic Christian mourners carry the coffin of one of the victims of last night's bomb attack on a church in Alexandria during a funeral service on January 1, 2011 at the Mar Mina (Saint Mina) monastery, 30 kms west of the Mediterranean port city, which was the scene of an overnight car bomb attack killing 21 people and wounding 79 others from Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. TOPSHOTS / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED , The body of an Egyptian Coptic man is seen on the ground following a car bomb attack outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011 that killed 21 people, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/STR , Egyptian policemen in plain clothes detain a Christian youth throwing stones at riot policemen during clashes on January 1, 2011 outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack on the church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in which 21 people people were killed, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED TOPSHOTS , Egyptians inspect the site of a car bomb following an attack on a Christian church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011. At least seven people died and 24 were injured in a car bomb attack on a Christian church in the northern city of Alexandria, the Egyptian interior ministry said. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO , An Egyptian man cleans blood-staind from the door of the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church following an overnight car bomb attack that targeted the church in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on January 1, 2011 and killed at least 21, hitting Egypt's Christian community, the biggest in the Middle East. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police stand guard as Christians protest late on January 2, 2011 near the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church in Alexandria, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED , Egyptian riot police stand guard as Christians protest outside the al-Abasseya Cathedral in Cairo late on January 2, 2011, following a New Year's Eve car bomb attack on the Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city of Alexandria in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/ STR

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