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Families of the 27 Egyptian Coptic Christians workers kidnapped in the Libyan city of Sirte, hold pictures of their kidnapped relatives as they ask for their release, in front of the U.N. office in Cairo January 19, 2015. Photo by REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
*Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-POPE-LIBYA, originally transmitted on February 16, 2015.

Families of the 27 Egyptian Coptic Christians workers kidnapped in the Libyan city of Sirte, hold pictures of their kidnapped relatives as they ask for their release, in front of the U.N. office in Cairo January 19, 2015. Egyptian Copts have been targeted in Libya before during the chaos that broke out when militias that fought together to oust dictator Muammar Gaddafi then trained their arms on one another. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih (EGYPT – Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)