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August 14, 2013

Bloodshed in Egypt

Hundreds were killed across Egypt today as security forces stormed the two protest camps in Cairo filled with supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. Violence erupted in streets throughout the capital city and the country. A one month state of emergency across the country was declared and the interim vice president resigned. ( 27 photos total)

An Egyptian woman tries to stop a military bulldozer from hurting a wounded youth during clashes that broke out as Egyptian security forces moved in to disperse supporters of Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi in a huge protest camp near Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in eastern Cairo on August 14. (Mohammed Abdel Moneim/AFP/Getty Images)

Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi chant slogans against Egyptian Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi during clashes with Egyptian security forces in Cairo's Mohandessin neighborhood, Egypt, Aug. 14. Egyptian security forces, backed by armored cars and bulldozers, moved on Wednesday to clear two sit-in camps by supporters of the country's ousted President Mohammed Morsi, showering protesters with tear gas as the sound of gunfire rang out at both sites.((Hassan Ammar/Associated Press)#

An Egyptian security forces bulldozer moves in to disperse a protest camp held by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and members of the Muslim Brotherhood, on August 14 near Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque.(AFP/Getty Images) #

An injured Egyptian youth is seen at a makeshift hospital during clashes between supporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi and police in Cairo on August 14 as security forces backed by bulldozers moved in on two huge pro-Morsi protest camps, launching a long-threatened crackdown that left dozens dead. The clearance operation began shortly after dawn when security forces surrounded the sprawling Rabaa al-Adawiya camp in east Cairo and a similar one at Al-Nahda square, in the centre of the capital. (Mosaab El-Shamy/AFP/Getty Images) #

Egyptian protesters throw rocks at security forces during the clearing of one of the two sit-ins of ousted president Morsi supporters, near Rabaa Adawiya mosque, Cairo, Egypt, August 14. (Mosaab Elshamy/European Pressphoto Agency) #

A member of the Egyptian security forces holds up a copy of the Quran they clear the smaller of the two sit-ins by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, near the Cairo University campus in Giza, Cairo, Egypt, Aug. 14.(Imad Abdul Rahman/Associated Press) #

An Egyptian protester climbs on a bulldozer taking part in the clearing of one of the two sit-in sites of supporters of ousted president Morsi supporters, in Nahda square, near the Cairo University, in Cairo, Egypt, August 14.(Mahmoud Ghany/European Pressphoto Agency) #

Two boys hold on to a supporter of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi as Egyptian security forces clear a sit-in camp set up near Cairo University in Cairo's Giza district, Egypt, Aug. 14. (Hussein Tallal/Associated Press) #

Supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi take cover from Egyptian security forces fire during clashes in Rabaah Al-Adawiya in Cairo's Nasr City district, Egypt, Aug. 14. Egyptian police in riot gear swept in with armored vehicles and bulldozers Wednesday to clear two sprawling encampments of supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president in Cairo, showering protesters with tear gas as the sound of gunfire rang out.(Manu Brabo/Associated Press) #

A supporter of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi sits next to a woman lying down on the floor amid smoke as Egyptian security forces clear their sit-in camp set up near Cairo University in Cairo's Giza district, Egypt, Aug. 14. (Hussein Tallal/Associated Press) #

An Egyptian security force kicks a supporter of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi as they clear a sit-in camp set up near Cairo University in Cairo's Giza district, Egypt, Aug. 14. (Hussein Tallal/Associated Press) #

A protester comforts a wounded colleague after Egyptian security forces began to clear a sit-in by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in the eastern Nasr City district of Cairo, Egypt, Aug. 14.(Ahmed Gomaa/Associated Press) #

Egyptian security forces detain supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi as they clear a sit-in camp set up near Cairo University in Cairo's Giza district, Egypt, Aug. 14.(Mohammed Asad/Associated Press) #

A young man mourns next to the bodies of protesters killed during the clearing of one of the two sit-ins of ousted president Morsi supporters, at the field hospital, near Rabaa Adawiya mosque, Cairo, Egypt, August 14.(Mosaab Elshamy/European Pressphoto Agency) #

Egyptian supporters of ousted President Morsi push over a truck during protests in Giza, near Cairo, Egypt, August 14. (Khaled Elfiqi/European Pressphoto Agency) #

A supporter of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi reacts during clashes with Egyptian security forces in Rabaah Al-Adawiya in Cairo's Nasr City district, Egypt, Aug. 14. (Manu Brabo/Associated Press) #

Egyptian security forces takes a break as they clear a sit-in camp set up by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi near Cairo University in Cairo's Giza district, Egypt, Aug. 14.(Hussein Tallal/Associated Press) #

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi flee from tear gas and rubber bullets fired by riot police during clashes, on a bridge leading to Rabba el Adwia Square where they are camping, in Cairo August 14. (Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters) #

Two protesters and a child leave one of the two sit-in sites of supporters of ousted president Morsi supporters, in Nahda square, near the Cairo University, in Cairo, Egypt, August 14.(Mahmoud Ghany/European Pressphoto Agency) #

A police vehicle falls off of the 6th of October bridge close to the largest sit-in by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in the eastern Nasr City district of Cairo, Egypt, Aug. 14. (Aly Hazzaa/El Shorouk Newspaper, via Associated Press) #

A member of the security forces is dragged and stripped of his vest by protesters after his police vehicle fell off the 6th of October bridge, near the largest sit-in by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in the eastern Nasr City district of Cairo, Egypt, Aug. 14. (Sabry Khaled/El Shorouk Newspaper, via Associated Press) #

Supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi run from Egyptian security forces firing towards them during clashes in Cairo's Nasr City district, Egypt, Aug. 14. ( Manu Brabo/Associated Press) #

Wounded supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi lie on the floor of a makeshift hospital at a sit-in in Cairo, Egypt, Aug. 14.(Manu Brabo/Associated Press) #

An injured supporter of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi lies on the ground as Egyptian security forces clear a sit-in camp set up near Cairo University in Cairo's Giza district, Egypt, Aug. 14. (Hussein Tallal/Associated Press) #

Egyptian riot police carry a wounded demonstrator during clashes as security forces try to disperse protest camps on August 14 that were set up in Cairo by supporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi. (Hassan Mohamed/AFP/Getty Images) #

Supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi count bodies in a makeshift morgue after police swept into their encampment with armored vehicles and bulldozers in the Nasr City district of Cairo Aug. 14. (Manu Brabo/Associated Press) #

A poster of Egypt's ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi hangs at a burnt-down hut of his supporters at a sit-in camp after Egyptian security forces clear the sit-in camp near Cairo University in Cairo's Giza district, Egypt, Aug. 14.(Hussein Tallal/Associated Press) #
 
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