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This undated photo provided by the Pochter family shows Andrew Driscoll Pochter. The U.S. State Department confirmed Saturday, June 29, 2013, that Kenyan College student, Andrew Pochter, 21, of Chevy Chase, Md. died Friday, June 28, while photographing clashes between opponents and supporters of President Mohamed Morsi in Alexandria, Egypt.
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This undated photo provided by the Pochter family shows Andrew Driscoll Pochter. The U.S. State Department confirmed Saturday, June 29, 2013, that Kenyan College student, Andrew Pochter, 21, of Chevy Chase, Md. died Friday, June 28, while photographing clashes between opponents and supporters of President Mohamed Morsi in Alexandria, Egypt.

A college student from Chevy Chase, Md. was killed in Egypt during a clash between government supporters and opponents.

Andrew Pochter, 21, was in Alexandria, Egypt teaching young children English and improving his Arabic, according to a statement from his family. The family says he was stabbed by a protester while observing the demonstrations on Friday.

Drew Bailey, a spokeswoman for the State Department, says they are providing consular assistance.

"We call on the Egyptian authorities to conduct a urgent, complete and transparent investigation into this case," says Bailey.

According to his family, Pochter planned on returning to Kenyon College in Ohio this fall, where he was majoring in religious studies and co-managed the Hillel House Jewish organization. He was a rising junior.

A representative for Kenyon College says the school is working with Pochter's family and friends to plan a memorial service for the upcoming semester.

His family says he was looking forward to spending his spring semester studying abroad in Jordan. They say he cared deeply about Middle East culture and planned on living and working in the region in the pursuit of peace and understanding.

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