As the country emerges from three decades of Hosni Mubarak's rule, civil society is being opened to change. Following tensions and violence between religious groups - which many believe were stoked by the administration as a method of "divide and conquer" - minorities are now hopeful of better times in the years to come.
Jamal Elshayyal reports from Alexandria on the historic union between Copts and Muslims in Egypt - and their aspirations for a shared future.
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