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Al-Minya 4
Minya ,egypt
By Mohamed Osam
03 Sep 2013

A photo shows the Amir Tadros Coptic Church in Minya which was completely burned in the aftermath of the worst violence in Egypt's modern history.

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Al-Minya 2
Al-Minya, egypt
By Mohamed Osam
03 Sep 2013

Amir Tadros Coptic Church in Al-Minya was burned on August 14. Egypt's Christians are living in fear after a string of attacks against churches, businesses and homes, carried out by angry mobs. Violence erupted after police violently dispersed Morsi supporters from two Cairo squares, Nahda and Rabaa.

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Burned Churches of Minya
Cairo, Egypt
By Daniel Van Moll
27 Aug 2013

The director of the Jesuit Church School for Children in Al Minya, Egypt, that has been burned by unkown men on August, 14th 2013 with one of the last books not destroyed by the arson.

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Burned Churches of Minya
Minya, Egypt
By Daniel Van Moll
27 Aug 2013

Allegedly 500 people rushed to the coptic Prince Tadros church in Al Minya on August 14th around noon, throwing Molotov cocktails and gas bombs. Three church workers were trapped in the church until the morning of August 15th.

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Burned Churches of Minya
Cairo, Egypt
By Daniel Van Moll
27 Aug 2013

The director of the Jesuit Church School for Children in Al Minya, Egypt, that has been burned by unkown men on August, 14th 2013 with one of the last books not destroyed by the arson.

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Burned Churches of Minya
Minya, Egypt
By Daniel Van Moll
27 Aug 2013

The director of the Jesuit Church School for Children in Al Minya, Egypt, that has been burned by unkown men on August, 14th 2013.

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Burned Churches of Minya
Minya
By Daniel Van Moll
27 Aug 2013

Allegedly 500 people rushed to the coptic Prince Tadros church in Al Minya on August 14th around noon, throwing Molotov cocktails and gas bombs. Three church workers were trapped in the church until the morning of August 15th. (Al Minya, Egypt)

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Burned Churches of Minya
Al Minya, Egypt
By Daniel Van Moll
27 Aug 2013

Burned remains inside the coptic Prince Tadros church in Al Minya, Egypt, allegedly 500 people rushed to on August 14th around noon, throwing Molotov cocktails and gas bombs. Three church workers were trapped in the church until the morning of August 15th. (Al Minya, Egypt)

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Burned Books
Al Minya, Egypt
By Daniel Van Moll
27 Aug 2013

Burned pages of religious books. Allegedly 500 people rushed to the coptic Prince Tadros church in Al Minya on August 14th around noon, throwing Molotov cocktails and gas bombs. Three church workers were trapped in the church until the morning of August 15th. (Al Minya, Egypt)

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Burned Churches of Minya
Minya
By Daniel Van Moll
27 Aug 2013

Burned religious books inside a coptic church. Allegedly 500 people rushed to the coptic Prince Tadros church in Al Minya on August 14th around noon, throwing Molotov cocktails and gas bombs. Three church workers were trapped in the church until the morning of August 15th. (Al Minya, Egypt)

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Burned Churches of Minya
Minya
By Daniel Van Moll
27 Aug 2013

Remains of a religious poster inside a Jesuit church in Al Minya, Egypt that has been attacked and burned by unkown men on August 14th, 2013.

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Burned Churches of Minya
Minya, Egypt
By Daniel Van Moll
27 Aug 2013

Allegedly 500 people rushed to the coptic Prince Tadros church in Al Minya on August 14th around noon, throwing Molotov cocktails and gas bombs. Three church workers were trapped in the church until the morning of August 15th. (Al Minya, Egypt)

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Burned Churches of Minya
Al Minya, Egypt
By Daniel Van Moll
26 Aug 2013

Remains of the priest's office in the coptic Prince Tadros church in Al Minya. Allegedly 500 people rushed to the building on August 14th around noon, throwing Molotov cocktails and gas bombs. Three church workers were trapped in the church until the morning of August 15th. (Al Minya, Egypt)

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Coptic Christians in Athens protest k...
Athens,Greece
By Nikolas Georgiou
12 Apr 2013

Coptic Egyptian Christians living in Athens, Greece protest the recent violence committed against the Coptic community living in Egypt. They staged a play depicting the attacks, followed by a prayer in both Greek and Arabic languages.

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Burn (13 of 15)
Samalout, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
23 Mar 2013

Father Boudros, the patriarch of the area, has been an important advocate of the burn clinic. He has directed funding towards the cause, having also championed reading programs for inmates in the largest prison in the area.

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Thousands of Copts outside Egyptian S...
Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
09 Oct 2012

Thousands of Egyptian Copts marched from the district of Shubra near downtown Cairo to the state radio and television building, on Tuesday evening, October 9, marking the first anniversary of the Maspero clashes between protesting Copts and army soldiers that resulted in 27 deaths.
The protestors were chanting national songs with music playing in the background, shouting statements against former the Field Marshall who was the head of Egypt’s ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) at that time.
Not only Copts who participated in the march, but a lot of Muslims marched with them to show solidarity with their fellow Egyptians, all calling for retaliation for the victims of Maspero clashes.
During the march, some shouted statements like “The people want execution of the Field Marshall," while others carried banners of Tantawi and his deputy Sami Anan execution ropes around their necks.
They demanded justice for those killed when military and security forces violently dispersed a Coptic sit-in outside the state TV building against assaults on Coptic churches at the time.
The Maspero Youth Union, which was formed in March 2011 to defend the rights of Egypt’s Coptic minority, organized the march while many other movements participated in the march like the April 6 Youth Movement, the Democratic Revolutionary Alliance, Hamdeen Sabbahi’s new Popular Current Part and other coalitions and parties.
The deadly incident occurred when a peaceful march against the destruction of a church in Aswan and the authorities' subsequent inaction was confronted by the military near the building in Maspero, central Cairo, on October 9, 2011, killing at least 27.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: October 9, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: October 9, 2012
Language: Arabic
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Long shot of Coptic protestors holding a big poster of Mina Daniel marching from Shoubra district to the Egyptian State Television building marking the first anniversary of clashes with Army last year
2. Wide shot of the protestors in the march, and some are holding crucifixes while a loud music is playing
3. Long shot of some protestors holding a man from Al-Azhar while he’s chanting “Retaliation is the solution”
4. Various shots of the protestors in the march shouting “Retaliation”, while loud music is playing
5. Wide shot of the march while the music is still playing
6. Long shot of Egyptian women in pharaonic outfits raising posters of victims of maspero clashes back in 2011
7. Wide shot of some of the protestors holding a large black banner with large red cross on the middle of it
8. Medium shot of a protestor holding the Bible and the Holy Quran
9. Wide shot of the march and the women in the pharaonic outfits are walking in the forefront
10. Long shot of girls wearing black t-shirts with large red crosses on it, and holding large circles of flowers
11. Medium shot of Head of The Egyptian Social Democratic Party, Mohamed Abu Alghar walking with some priests in the march
12. Various long shots of the protestors in front of the Egyptian State Television building chanting
13. Medium shot of some protestors kicking and burning a stuffed figure in army uniform representing former Head of Military Police Hamdy Badeen
14. Close, pan left shot of the protestors raising their hands with victory signs, while loud music is playing
15. Wide shot of the protestors in front of the Egyptian State Television building chanting
16. Archived various shots of militaries armored vehicles attacking the protestors who respond with hurling stones and trying to block their way with cars

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Egyptian Pope Shenouda III Buried at ...
Wadi Al-Nitron, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
20 Mar 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 20, 2012

Pope Shenouda III, late head of Egypt's Orthodox Church, has been taken on Tuesday, March 20, to St. Bishoy Monastery at Wady al-Natron on Cairo-Alexandria desert road for burial.

His tomb was prepared and a massive number of Copts and priests were waiting for the arrival of his body to be buried at the monastery according to his will.

Thousands of Christians endured to make a trip to the monastery at the desert to bid the last farewell to the late pope.

They raised his posters and chanted statements like "Do not say the pope has died! He has just been taken to Heaven!" and words in Coptic language meaning "O God! Have mercy on him!"

Crowds of Copts tried to break into the monastery yard and some skirmishes rose up but the situation was contained by the massive numbers of army soldiers of Military Police who spread everywhere to secure the burial.
When the coffin arrived in an ambulance, the security men, as well as Copts and priests hurried to carry it to place the pope's body in the grave, amid sighs and tears of the attendees.

Egyptian Christians make up approximately 10% of the country’s 84.5-million population.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 20, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 20, 2012
Length: 0:03:29
Video Size: 173 MB
Language:
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1- Medium shot, a sign on the road with an arrow pointing to the way to St. Bishoy Monastery
2- Various external shots of St. Bishoy Monastery
3- Various shots inside the grave prepared for the late pope
4- Pan left, Coptic drawings on the dome-like ceiling of the grave
5- Zoom out, an old black-and-white portrait of Pope Shenouda at the entrance of the monastery grave
6- Various overview shots of crowds of Copts at the monastery
7- Various shots of skirmishes contained by the military police
8- Various shots of Copts raising posters of the late pope, chanting prayers for him
9- Various shots of the ambulance carrying the pope's coffin surrounded by a large number of army soldiers, Copts and priests
10- Various shots of the coffin taken to the tomb
11- Various shots of women and men shedding tears while the pope is being buried
12- Wide shot of crowds outside the the grave where the pope was buried

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Egypt Muslims Commiserate With Copts ...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
20 Mar 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 19, 2012

Muslims in Egypt commiserate with Copts over the death of Pope Shenouda III, head of Egypt's Orthodox Church and the Spiritual leader of Copts in the country, offering them condolences and sharing them grief over the man considered by both as a great symbol of the country.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Hashem Mohamed, Muslim preacher:
"We would like to say that we're brothers. The Muslims and the Copts are brothers for better or worse. This is what we are urged by Islam Prophet Mohamed, peace and blessings be upon him, as he married Mariah who was Copt."

Pope Shenouda III is the 117th Patriarch of Egypt's Coptic Church and he died Saturday, March 17, at the age of 88 or almost 89.
Christians expressed appreciation of the condolences of Muslims and stressed keenness on maintaining love, mutual respect and national unity as the teachings of both religions.
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Archbishop Silwan al-Zekri:
"Although there were few tensions and strives during his life, we have seen today love shown by Copts, Muslims, leaders and ordinary people. All currents of society agreed on one thing: that Pope Shenouda was a great person. So, this will surely reflect on the peace of Egypt in the future."

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Copt man:
"The Muslims brothers are as sad as the Christians. All Muslim leaders expressed sadness. The Muslims offer condolences to us on phone, in the streets, at the Church, etc. There are Muslims who are present at the Church just like Copts."

All top institutions offered condolence to the Copts of Egypt who represent 10% of the country's 80-million population while Muslims represent 90%.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 19, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 19, 2012
Length: 0:01:49
Video Size: 90.3 MB
Language: Arabic
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Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:

1- Various shots of Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo
2- Medium shot, worshippers coming out of Al-Azhar Mosque after performing Muslim prayers
3- Various shots of Al-Azhar administrative headquarters in Cairo
4- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Hashem Mohamed, Muslim preacher:
"We would like to say that we're brothers. The Muslims and the Copts are brothers for better or worse. This is what we are urged by Islam Prophet Mohamed, peace and blessings be upon him, as he married Mariah who was Copt." 5- Zoom out, the Cathedral in Cairo with Copts outside waiting to bid the last farewell to the body of the Pope
6- Various shots of Pope Shenouda III seated upright on a chair inside a room in the Church with a golden crown and formal attire, and prayers are held around him
7- Pan left, Saint Mark Cathedral in Cairo
8- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Archbishop Silwan al-Zekri:
"Although there were few tensions and strives during his life, we have seen today love shown by Copts, Muslims, leaders and ordinary people. All currents of society agreed on one thing: that Pope Shenouda was a great person. So, this will surely reflect on the peace of Egypt in the future." 9- SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Copt man:
"The Muslims brothers are as sad as the Christians. All Muslim leaders expressed sadness. The Muslims offer condolences to us on phone, in the streets, at the Church, etc. There are Muslims who are present at the Church just like Copts." 10- Pan right, Saint Mark Cathedral in Cairo
11- Tilt down, a mosque in Cairo

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Pope Shenouda III, Head of Egypt Orth...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
18 Mar 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 17, 2012

Pope Shenouda III, Head of Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church, died on Saturday, March 17, at the age of 88, after a long battle against illness.

The Coptic patriarch Pope Shenouda’s health has been deteriorating recently as he suffered from back and kidney problems for years and repeatedly travelled to the US for medical treatment. He was unable last Wednesday to give his weekly sermon at church.

The sound of weeping and prayers overwhelmed the Cathedral atmosphere where thousands of Copts gathered to lament the soul of the man whom they regard as a symbol for wisdom and sincerity.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Egyptian Copt at the Cathedral:
"There are no words that can make up for the value of this man. There are no words that can be said for losing such a big symbol. He was the cover sheltering all the Egyptian people, not only the Christians."

Shenouda was widely accepted by Christians and Muslims for his regular efforts to contain sectarian tensions following any incidents. He was also known for his support for the Palestinian rights in the long Middle East conflict and he was often described as an Arab nationalist by many observers.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Pope Shenouda III [archive]:
“We want to solve the problems. We do not want to make things more dangerous and difficult. We will celebrate the birth of the Christ (on January 7) regardless of any circumstances or issues.”

In 2001, he famously stated he would never visit Jerusalem unless he entered the country with a Palestinian visa along with Mohamed Sayed Tantawi, the late Grand Imam of Egypt’s foremost religious authority, Al-Azhar.

He was born on August 3, 1923, in Asiut, Upper Egypt, and he has been the Pope of Alexandria since November 1971, when assassinated President Anwar Sadat was in power.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 17, 2012 [and archive]
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 17, 2012
Length: 0:02:20
Video Size: 115 MB
Language: Arabic
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Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:

1- Various shots of thousands of Copts lamenting the death of Pope Shenouda III at the Cathedral headquarters in Cairo
2- Various close shots of men and women weeping for the death of Pope Shenouda III
3- Medium shot, a young woman trying to calm down another weeping so hard
4- Various shots of the thousands of Copts lamenting the death of Pope Shenouda III
5- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Egyptian Copt at the Cathedral:
"There are no words that can make up for the value of this man. There are no words that can be said for losing such a big symbol. He was the cover sheltering all the Egyptian people, not only the Christians." 6- Various shots of thousands of Copts lamenting the death of Pope Shenouda III at the Cathedral in Cairo
7- Various medium shots of men and women weeping for the death of Pope Shenouda III
8- Medium shot, a man sitting on the floor covering his face in his lap and weeping
9- Various shots of the people at the Cathedral
10- Various shots of Pope Shenouda III on different occasions [archive]
11- Various shots of a press conference inside the church, including Pope Shenouda, late Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar, the Mufti of Egypt and Minister of Islamic Endowments [archive]
12- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) - Pope Shenouda III [archive]:
“We want to solve the problems. We do not want to make things more dangerous and difficult. We will celebrate the birth of the Christ (on January 7) regardless of any circumstances or issues.” 13- Various external shots of Egypt's Coptic Church in Cairo

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Tens of Thousands of Egyptians Bid Fa...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
18 Mar 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 18, 2012

Tens of thousands of Egyptian Copts gathered outside the Cathedral in Cairo on Sunday, March 18, to mourn the death of their spiritual leader Pope Shenouda III, who died Saturday at the age of 88, causing deep grief to the Copts of Egypt who represent 10% of the country's 80-million population.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Egyptian Copt man at the Cathedral:
"We undoubtedly lost a great figure like Pope Shenouda, and I am certain that all Egyptians are sad for losing him because he had a great effect on our thoughts, lives and traditions. We all know that he – may he rest in peace – was the engineer of national unity."

They also gathered to bid the last farewell to the late Pope whose body was seated upright on a chair inside the Cathedral dressed in golden crown and formal attire in a mass held to pray over his soul.

All Egyptian top institution formally offered condolences to all Copts for the great loss, including the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, the Cabinet, Al-Azhar and others, besides presidential candidates and political parties including the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP).

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Egyptian Copt woman at the Cathedral:
"Egypt has lost one of its symbols. In my opinion, God has just taken the greatest man on earth. I don’t consider him an ordinary man. I consider him a saint on earth."

SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Egyptian Copt man at the Cathedral:
"May the Lord comfort the people of Egypt and the whole world for the loss of Pope Shenouda. We really have lost his blessings."

Pope Shenouda's body will remain in the same position on the chair for more two days and then he will be taken for burial in a desert northern west of Cairo according to his will.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: March 18, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: March 18, 2012
Length: 0:02:45
Video Size: 135 MB
Language: Arabic
Column:
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Correspondent:
Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:

1- Tilt down, Cathedral in Cairo with security men and people outside
2- Various shots of tens of thousands of Copts outside the Cathedral mourning the death of Pope Shenouda III
3- Long shot, groups of Copts on top of a building at the Cathedral while others on the floor
4- Medium shot, two women weeping over the death of Pope Shenouda III
5- Various shots of massive number of Copts outside the Cathedral mourning the death of Pope Shenouda III
6- Wide external shot, the Cathedral in Cairo
7- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Egyptian Copt man at the Cathedral:
"We undoubtedly lost a great figure like Pope Shenouda, and I am certain that all Egyptians are sad for losing him because he had a great effect on our thoughts, lives and traditions. We all know that he – may he rest in peace – was the engineer of national unity." 8- Various shots of the body of Pope Shenouda III seated on a chair inside the Cathedral dressed in golden crown and formal attire
9- Medium shot, women outside the Church lamenting the death of Pope Shenouda III
10- Medium shot, three army soldiers inside an armored vehicle
11- Various shots of Copts outside the Cathedral and some on top of an attached building
12- Various shots of Copts chanting prayers for Pope Shenouda III
13- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Egyptian Copt woman at the Cathedral:
"Egypt has lost one of its symbols. In my opinion, God has just taken the greatest man on earth. I don’t consider him an ordinary man. I consider him a saint on earth." 14- SOUNDBITE 3 (Arabic) – Egyptian Copt man at the Cathedral:
"May the Lord comfort the people of Egypt and the whole world for the loss of Pope Shenouda. We really have lost his blessings." 15- Various shots of thousands of Copts lamenting the death of Pope Shenouda III at the Cathedral in Cairo

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Cairo Protests Over Alexandria Bombing
Cairo, Egypt
By David
04 Jan 2011

One of the leaders of the protest held a cross that the protesters rallied around and passed off. Christians protested in central Cairo against the Alexandria church bombing. The protest started downtown and continued a few miles across the Nile, to a church in the Imbaba district. The protest was largely peaceful though at the beginning it included stone throwing and some police violence. The protest included a few hundred participants, often swelling and scattering. Imbaba is known as a working class neighborhood with a large Muslim population and a few Christian enclaves.