This September 2012 photo shows the labyrinthine Egyptian oasis of Siwa, with the famous Roman-era necropolis known as the Mountain of the Dead in the background, roughly 450 miles (about 725 ... more 
This September 2012 photo shows the labyrinthine Egyptian oasis of Siwa, with the famous Roman-era necropolis known as the Mountain of the Dead in the background, roughly 450 miles (about 725 kilometers) southwest of Cairo. The palm tree-lined area is known for its quiet charm, ancient ruins, abundant natural springs, a vast salt lake and rolling sand dunes in the surrounding desert. (AP Photo/Kim Gamel) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Kim Gamel
Thu, Oct 25, 2012 1:00 PM EDT