This image made from video, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting shows a man, bound by his feet, surrounded by villagers as he asks to be taken to a hospital, ... more 
This image made from video, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting shows a man, bound by his feet, surrounded by villagers as he asks to be taken to a hospital, before he was beaten and then tied to a tree until he died in the northern Sharqiya province in Egypt, Thursday, March 21, 2013. Egyptian witnesses and officials say villagers beat the man to death after catching him trying to steal a car in a new case of vigilante violence. A number of recent lynchings or attempted lynchings have raised worries over an increasing breakdown of security, adding a new challenge to Egypt's government. A security official says dozens of villagers in Ezbat el-Gindy in the northern Sharqiya province caught the man trying to steal a car at gunpoint Thursday.(AP Photo) less 
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Associated Press
Thu, Mar 21, 2013 4:08 PM EDT