An Egyptian man displays a fake ID of Egypt's army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi which is being sold in the streets of Cairo as part of paraphernalia in support of Sisi's candidacy for the upcoming presidential elections, on January 28, 2014 in Cairo. (AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE)
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