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Egypt's newly appointed Grand Mufti Shawqi Abdel Karim meets with his... News PhotoCairo,Egypt,Former,Horizontal,Middle East,New,ReligionPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPEgypt's newly appointed Grand Mufti Shawqi Abdel Karim (R) meets with his predecessor Ali Gomaa at Al-Azhar compound in Cairo on March 3, 2013. Clerics of Al-Azhar elected the new mufti, or Egypt's leading interpreter of Islamic law, in an unprecedented vote signalling the Islamic institute's growing independence from the government. AFP PHOTO/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA (Photo credit should read GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images)