Chief of Staff of the Egyptian armed forces Sami Annan (3rd L) attends the Coptic Christmas midnight mass at Abbassiya Cathedral in Cairo on January 6, 2012. A massive plan to protect Egyptian churches swung into action ahead of the Christmas eve mass lead by Pope Shenuda III in Cairo's Abbassiya Cathedral, with Islamist leaders attending for the first time.  AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP via Getty Images)