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Coptic Christians in Egypt hope for better days

23 December 2013 Last updated at 13:45 GMT

As Coptic Christians in Egypt prepare to celebrate their Christmas on 7 January, they are still waiting for scores of churches destroyed in August to be rebuilt.

An unprecedented wave of sectarian violence followed the ousting of President Mohammed Morsi in July.

In Egypt one in ten of the population are Coptic Christians. Orla Guerin has been talking to some of them about the recent rise in anti-Christian violence.

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