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Officials stand in the Egyptian Museum after it was looted (picture).
Flanked by special forces, antiquities chief Zahi Hawass speaks at Cairo's Egyptian Museum Monday.

Photograph by Tara Todras-Whitehill, AP

Ker Than

for National Geographic News

Published January 31, 2011

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