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)

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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)
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)
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