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Source: RFI By Anne-Marie Bissada As Egypt’s elections kick off on Monday 26 March for the next three days, Rfi goes to the southern city of Asyut,  which has one of the largest Coptic populations in the country,  to see if efforts by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi have been effective in ensuring the safety of the Copts after recent terrorist attacks. Photos by Pedro Costas Gomes. On a hot sunny afternoon, just before the start of the weekend, the three hour mass at the Arch Angel Michael Cathedral in Asyut is packed. The Coptic Orthodox Church plays a central role in…