Women pray during a mass lead by Pope Tawadros II, the 118th pope of the Coptic Church of Egypt, for the Egyptian Christians who were killed in Libya, at St. Mark's Cathedral in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. An Islamic State video released on 15 February claimed to show the extremist group beheading 21 Egyptian Christians abducted in Libya more than a month ago. The Egyptian army responded on Feb. 16 by an airstrike against the militants targeting bases and weapons storage facilities in Libya.
Women pray during a mass lead by Pope Tawadros II, the 118th pope of the Coptic Church of Egypt, for the Egyptian Christians who were killed in Libya, at St. Mark's Cathedral in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. An Islamic State video released on 15 February claimed to show the extremist group beheading 21 Egyptian Christians abducted in Libya more than a month ago. The Egyptian army responded on Feb. 16 by an airstrike against the militants targeting bases and weapons storage facilities in Libya. AP
Women pray during a mass lead by Pope Tawadros II, the 118th pope of the Coptic Church of Egypt, for the Egyptian Christians who were killed in Libya, at St. Mark's Cathedral in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. An Islamic State video released on 15 February claimed to show the extremist group beheading 21 Egyptian Christians abducted in Libya more than a month ago. The Egyptian army responded on Feb. 16 by an airstrike against the militants targeting bases and weapons storage facilities in Libya. AP

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