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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, waves as he arrives to the opening ceremony of the new section of the Suez Canal in Ismailia, Egypt, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 (AP)
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French President Francois Hollande waves as he arrives to the opening ceremony of the New Suez Canal, in Ismailia, Egypt, August 6, 2015 (Reuters)
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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, third right, and guests sit during the opening ceremony of the new section of the Suez Canal in Ismailia, Egypt, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 (AP)
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Egyptian air force planes parade during the inauguration ceremony of the new section of the Suez Canal in Ismailia, Egypt, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 (AP)
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A firework display closes out the opening ceremony of the new section of the Suez Canal in Ismailia, Egypt, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 (AP)
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Egyptian children wave the Egyptian flags as a cargo container ship crosses the new section of the Suez Canal after the opening ceremony in Ismailia, Egypt, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 (AP)
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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi stands in boat on the Suez Canal as he attends the celebration of an extension of the Suez Canal in Ismailia, Egypt, August 6, 2015 (Photo: A Handout photo courtesy of the Egyptian Presidency)
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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi stands in boat on the Suez Canal as he attends the celebration of an extension of the Suez Canal in Ismailia, Egypt, August 6, 2015 (Photo: A Handout photo courtesy of the Egyptian Presidency)
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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (L) and Mohab Mameesh, chairman of the Suez Canal Authority, stand in a boat inside the Suez Canal as they attend the celebration of an extension of the Suez Canal in Ismailia, Egypt, August 6, 2015 (Photo: A handout photo courtesy of the Egyptian Presidency)
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In this picture provided by the office of the Egyptian Presidency, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi smiles at a boy dressed on a tiny military uniform as he waves the national flag from a monarchy-era yacht that sailed to the venue of a ceremony unveiling a major extension of the Suez Canal in Ismailia, Egypt, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 (Photo: A handout photo courtesy of the Egyptian Presidency)
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Egyptian army planes trace a heart during the opening ceremony of the new section of the Suez Canal in Ismailia, Egypt, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 (AP)
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Egyptians wear Pharaonic costumes as they march in front of a statue representing a man digging the new section of the Suez Canal in Ismailia, Egypt, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 (AP)
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Egyptian air force planes parade with the national flag colors during the inauguration ceremony of the new section of the Suez Canal in Ismailia, Egypt, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 (AP)
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A general view of the Suez Canal is seen from Al Salam "Peace" bridge on the Ismalia desert road before the opening ceremony of the New Suez Canal, in Egypt, August 6, 2015 (Reuters)
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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (C) arrives to attend the celebration of an extension of the Suez Canal, Ismailia, Egypt, August 6, 2015 (Photo: Handout photo from the Egyptian Presidency)
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