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Egyptian beach closed after shark attack

A shark mauled to death a German woman tourist snorkeling off Sharm el-Sheikh on December 5, 2010 in the third shark attack in Egypt's popular Red Sea resort in a week, local officials told AFP. Egyptian authorities have indefinitely closed the resort's beaches for swimming after oceanic white tip sharks mauled three Russians and a Ukrainian tourist last week, and tore the arm off an elderly German tourist on Sunday, killing her almost immediately. The second photo below, released last Thursday, shows a shark believed to be behind an attack on tourists in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh last week. Another shark is being hunted in a Sunday attack. Read more on this story.

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Tourists sunbathe and look out to the sea next to a red flag indicating swimming is prohibited, at the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010.

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The Egyptian Ministry of Environment shows a shark believed to be behind an attack on tourists in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on December 2, 2010.