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Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times

Homeless displaced by the 7.0 earthquake form a tent city across the street from the Presidential Palace on Tuesday.


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  • Liberal party endorses military man's rival for Egypt presidency

    Liberal party endorses military man's rival for Egypt presidency

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    Nigerian militants abduct dozens of schoolgirls

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