Associated Press
In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo, Egyptian soldiers secure the area as a bulldozer demolishes part of a smuggling tunnel on the Egyptian side of the Egypt Gaza border, as seen from Rafah, southern Gaza Strip. A senior Egyptian security official says that Egypt is carrying a slow-paced military operation aimed at uprooting militants from their strongholds in northern Sinai close to borderline with Gaza and Israel. (AP Photo/Eyad Baba)

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