In this Tuesday, April 16, 2013 photo, a monk smiles at a photographer inside a chapel dating back to the fourth century at the ancient monastery of St. Anthony in the eastern desert southeast of ... more 
In this Tuesday, April 16, 2013 photo, a monk smiles at a photographer inside a chapel dating back to the fourth century at the ancient monastery of St. Anthony in the eastern desert southeast of Cairo, Egypt. In a cave high in the desert mountains of eastern Egypt, the man said to be the father of monasticism took refuge from the temptations of the world some 17 centuries ago. The monks at the St. Anthony’s Monastery bearing his name continue the ascetic tradition. But even they are not untouched by the turbulent times facing Egypt’s Christians, defiantly vowing their community’s voice won’t be silenced amid Islamists’ rising power. (AP Photo/Manoocher Deghati) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Manoocher Deghati
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