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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's motorcade drives on a red carpet during a trip to open a social housing project in a suburb of Cairo on Saturday. One local newspaper devoted its entire front page Monday to accusing Sissi of decadence even as he asks Egyptians to tighten their belts.

Outrage Over Egyptian President's Red Carpet Arrival

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi rolled up with his motorcade over a massive red carpet to the opening of a social housing project, sparking outrage about apparent wastefulness in a country suffering from high levels of poverty.

According to local media reports, the red carpet was rolled out in 6th of October City, a suburb of Egypt's capital Cairo.

Egyptian media, which is largely supportive of the president, was unusually critical of the entrance.

Doctors are about to circumcise an Indonesian baby in Bandung, Indonesia, in 2013. Indonesia authorized medical personnel to perform the procedure in 2010, then revoked the authorization in 2014.

UNICEF Estimate Of Female Genital Mutilation Up By 70 Million

Forget about the conventional wisdom that female genital mutilation, or FGM, rarely takes place outside of Africa and the Middle East. Recalibrate that to 30 countries on several continents, according to a new statistical analysis by UNICEF that calculates that at least 200 million females today have undergone some form of the procedure.

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush throws a snowball following a campaign event Monday in Nashua, N.H.

The Stream: Trump On Tom Brady; Cruz On Drafting Women

The Stream is your source for news, photos and analysis from NPR's political team on the ground in New Hampshire. For more coverage and analysis visit NPRPolitics.org or elections.npr.org.

Former President Bill Clinton campaigns for his wife, Hillary Clinton, on Sunday in Milford, NH.

'The Big Dog' Bill Clinton Turns Into The Attack Dog Against Sanders In N.H.

Former President Bill Clinton levied an extended criticism of Bernie Sanders at a campaign stop in which he took issue with "sexist" attacks against his wife.

In the stretch run before the New Hampshire primary, the former president accused Sanders' supporters of slinging vitriol toward Clinton's female supporters, citing the tale of one female blogger who was bullied online.

Sushi burritos from Washington, D.C., restaurant Buredo. These are delicious, but there's no way they'll earn certification as authentic Japanese cuisine under a new program from the government of Japan.

Sorry, Sushi Burrito: Japanese Program Certifies Authentic Cuisine

Out for dinner with a group of friends, Christina Dierkes, a science writer with Ohio Sea Grant in Columbus, was feeling adventurous. It took some steely courage to order the Caribbean Roll at Mr. Sushi's. Not so much for the tuna and avocado on the inside — that's a combination that's appealing to most of us. But the tuna sushi in this spectacularly Americanized roll is topped with a deep-fried banana, honey, mayonnaise and a generous dash of coconut crumbs. Yum?

The Royal Caribbean cruise liner Anthem of the Seas, the third-largest cruise ship in the world, is seen here during its inaugural voyage last April.

Damaged By Strong Storm Off Eastern U.S., Cruise Ship Heads Back To Port

At more than 1,100 feet long, it's large enough to hold more than 6,100 people — but on Sunday, a 168,000-ton Royal Caribbean cruise ship was tossed around by a winter storm that damaged the craft and left four people with minor injuries.

Photos sent by passengers aboard the Anthem of the Seas show high winds, turbulent seas and leaning decks.

Delegations of Dwight Eisenhower supporters from New Hampshire and Massachusetts at Boston's South Station in 1952.

New Hampshire Celebrates A Century Of Voting First

At midnight Tuesday the residents of tiny Dixville Notch, N.H., will welcome camera crews for the quadrennial ritual of casting the first votes in the nation's first presidential primary.

The remote town near the Canadian border is so small that it has only a roomful of registered voters and zero racial diversity. Its votes in recent cycles have been unreliable indicators of who will win the primary.

But the cameras will be there, nonetheless, because it is first, and because it is a tradition.

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch speaks to young fans at a store in Bellevue, Wash., in November.

Did Marshawn Lynch Just Announce His Retirement Without Using Any Words?

Tweeting an image of football cleats hanging on a wire and one emoji — of a peace sign — was all running back Marshawn Lynch needed to do to get people thinking that he's retiring from football. Lynch, whose reticence regarding the media is legendary, was quickly saluted by his Seattle Seahawks teammates.

The Seahawks haven't officially said Lynch is retiring, and it's highly unlikely that he would hold a news conference to make his plans known and to banter with reporters about his favorite moments in the NFL.

A hole is seen in a plane operated by Daallo Airlines as it sits on a runway at the airport in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Tuesday.

Video Seems To Show Somali Airport Workers Had Role In Plane Bombing

After an airplane passenger set off a bomb last week, the pilot managed to land the plane safely in Mogadishu, Somalia. Now CCTV footage released by the Somali government indicates airport workers may have been in on the attack.

The only casualty of the attack was the bomber, who apparently was sucked out of the hole in the side of the plane.

NPR's Gregory Warner tells our Newscast unit that the bomber was originally scheduled to fly on a Turkish Airlines flight. Here's more from Gregory:

<em>Hongeo</em>, a dish of skate left to ferment in its own urine, is a beloved delicacy in parts of South Korea — despite its overpowering ammonia smell. A sashimi platter of <em>hongeo </em>for three to four people usually costs anywhere from 60,000 ₩ (U.S. $49.78) to 150,000 ₩ (U.S. $124.46).

Hold Your Nose And Take A Bite: The Odd Appeal Of A South Korean Fish Dish

On the southwestern tip of the Korean Peninsula, laid out across ferry-filled harbors and rolling hillsides, is a vibrant port city called Mokpo.

Famous for its Japanese colonial architecture and for being the jumping-off point to scenic islands like Heuksan and Jeju— the "Hawaii of Korea" — Mokpo is also known for its fishing industry and its local seafood delicacy: hongeo.

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