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From the album Christians in Egypt

Minya EGYPT - August 27: Muharraq Monastery is famous for being the last place that Mary and baby Jesus were in Egypt before being transported back to Palestine according to Coptic tradition, between Assiut and Minya EGYPT on August 27. The monastery, based in a very rural area of upper Egypt, is surrounded by layers of walls and a medieval castle-like structure built to withstand the long term physical threats that christians have faced in Egypt. (Photo by David Degner / Getty Images)