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An army officer points his weapon at the crowd Saturday as he helps lead a Muslim man from the Al Fatih mosque, where supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi are holed up.

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Anxious Egyptians surround a soldier outside Al Fatih mosque.

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Supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi are escorted from the Al Fatih mosque on Ramses Square on Saturday.

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An Egyptian woman talks to police officers inside the Al Fatih mosque where Islamist supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi were holed up.

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Injured supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi are driven to a hospital near Ramses Square in Cairo after a clash with security forces.

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A wounded man grimaces in pain near Ramses Square.

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The bodies of some of those slain in Ramses Square are lined up inside Fatih mosque.

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Egyptians restrain a man mourning over the body of a relative in Cairo. Heavy gunfire rang out Friday throughout the Egyptian capital as tens of thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters clashed with vigilante residents, in the fiercest street battles to engulf the capital since the country's "Arab Spring" uprising in early 2011.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hassan Ammar / Associated Press

Civilians clash with security personnel in Cairo's Ramses Square.

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A protester runs past a burning vehicle near Ramses Square.

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Supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi chant slogans against Gen. Abdel Fattah Sisi, head of the Egyptian military, before clashes broke out with security forces in Ramses Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hassan Ammar / Associated Press

Egyptians search a car for militants at a makeshift checkpoint in Cairo.

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A wounded man is carried in Ramses Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khalil Hamra / Associated Press

A protester in downtown Cairo wears a homemade mask against the tear gas.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hassan Ammar / Associated Press

Egyptian soldiers guard the burned Rabaa al Adawiya mosque in Cairo after security forces clashed with protesters during a crackdown that cleared a sit-in at the facility.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KHALED ELFIQI / EPA

People salvage items left by protesters a day after the clearing of a sit-in at the Rabaa al Adawiya mosque in Cairo.

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Egyptians walk through a Cairo mosque, looking for their relatives among the bodies of protesters who died in the unrest.

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At a Cairo mosque, a man kisses the body of a protester killed in the clashes between Egyptian security forces and supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

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Egyptians walk inside the charred Rabaa al Adawiya mosque, where supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi had a protest camp.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khalil Hamra / Associated Press

Supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi shout during clashes with Egyptian police at the Rabaah Al-Adawiya protest camp in Cairo's Nasr City district.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manu Brabo / Associated Press

An injured man lies on the ground as Egyptian security forces move in to disperse a protest camp set up by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and members of the Muslim Brotherhood near Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque.

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Wounded supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi lie on the floor of a makeshift hospital after clashing with police.

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The bodies of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi killed in clashes with police are counted in a makeshift morgue.

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A Morsi supporter uses a cooking pot as a shield in a street clash with Egyptian police in Cairo's Nasr City district.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manu Brabo / Associated Press

Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi chant slogans against Egyptian Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in a protest in Cairo's Mohandessin neighborhood.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hassan Ammar / Associated Press

An Egyptian security forces member speaks to a woman holding a stick at a sit-in by supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi near the Cairo University campus in Giza is broken up.

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Protesters push a police vehicle off the 6th of October bridge in the Nasr City district.

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Two Egyptian security forces members, one on the ground and the other on top of their armored vehicle, lie incapacitated after protesters pushed the vehicle off the 6th of October bridge.

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Egyptian security forces detain protesters as they clear a sit-in by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi in the eastern Nasr City district of Cairo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahmed Gomaa / Associated Press

Relatives grieve outside a field hospital set up outside Rabaa al Adawiya mosque to treat supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi who were injured in violent clashes with police and security forces.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahmed Hayman / EPA

Egyptians mourn fellow supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi who were killed in clashes with police and security forces. A portrait of Morsi is posted on the hospital wall behind them.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hassan Ammar / Associated Press

Roadblocks restrict vehicle access to an area near the tomb of former President Anwar Sadat where Morsi supporters have gathered.

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In a photo distributed by the Egyptian army, scores of Egyptians clog Tahrir Square on Friday for an anti-Morsi rally called by the army in response to pro-Morsi demonstrations.

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An Egyptian man sits beside, a supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi, injured during clashes with security forces at Nasr City, where pro-Morsi protesters have held a weeks-long sit-in, in a field hospital in Cairo, Egypt on Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hassan Ammar / AP

Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi carry an injured man to a field hospital after clashes with security forces in Cairo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khalil Hamra / Associated Press

Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi carry an injured man to a field hospital after clashes with security forces in Cairo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khalil Hamra / Associated Press

Supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi rush an injured man to a hospital in a private car after clashes in Cairo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khalil Hamra / Associated Press

Morsi supporters gather outside a field hospital after clashes with security forces.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khalil Hamra / Associated Press

Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi attend the Friday prayer during a demonstration at Nasr City, where protesters have installed their camp and hold their daily rallies, in Cairo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khalil Hamra / Associated Press

An Egyptian military helicopter flies over Egyptians protesting against ousted President Mohamed Morsi during a demonstration at the presidential palace in Cairo.

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A man waves Egyptian flags as he kneels on a bridge that leads to Tahrir Square. Political allies of Egypt's military lined up behind its call for huge rallies Friday to show support for the country's top general, pushing toward a collision with Islamist opponents demanding the return of Mohamed Morsi, the nation's ousted president.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hassan Ammar / Associated Press

Egyptian opponents and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi clash during a protest in the coastal city of Alexandria.

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Egyptian opponents and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi clash during a protest in the coastal city of Alexandria.

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An Egyptian army helicopter hovers as Egyptian opponents to ousted president Mohamed Morsi gather at the presidential palace in Cairo.

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A supporter of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi is seen beaten by pro-government and army supporters during clashes that erupted at Tahrir Square and around the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAYEZ NURELDINE / AFP/Getty Images

Pro-government and army supporters evacuate an injured comrade during clashes with supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi that erupted at Tahrir Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAYEZ NURELDINE / AFP/Getty Images

Opponents of ousted President Mohammed Morsi carry their injured friend who was wounded during clashes with Morsi supporters near Tahrir Square, where Morsi opponents have been camped out.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hussein Malla / Associated Press

An Egyptian youth inspects a burnt car near Cairo University, where supporters of Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Mursi are holding an open sit in.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAYEZ NURELDINE / AFP/Getty Images

A supporter of ousted president Mohamed Morsi looks on during a protest near Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in Cairo. Nine people were killed in clashes across Egypt between supporters and opponents of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

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Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood attend a protest in support of ousted President Mohamed Morsi outside the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in Cairo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KHALED ELFIQI / EPA

A supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, holds posters of the former Islamist leader during a demonstration.

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Taking part in a demonstration, a supporter of Egypt's ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, wears a headband with the word "Egypt" in Arabic.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hussein Malla / Associated Press

A supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi hangs a picture of the former leader on barbed wire set by soldiers to block a highway..

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Soldiers stand watch near the Republican Guard headquarters as protesters stage a rally to demand the reinstatement of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hussein Malla / Associated Press

Supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi demonstrate near the Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque in the Nasr City neighborhood.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KHALED ELFIQI / EPA

Supporters of Egypt's ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, push back a fellow protester who tried to reach a cordon of soldiers during a demonstration near the Republican Guard headquarters.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hussein Malla / Associated Press

A supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and of Egypt's ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, demonstrates under the Six October Bridge.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAHMOUD KHALED / AFP/Getty Images

Fireworks fired by opponents of ousted president Mohamed Morsi explode during a demonstration.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hussein Malla / Associated Press

Supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi run from tear gas during clashes with security forces.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khalil Hamra / Associated Press

Egyptian security forces fire tear gas during a clash with supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hussein Malla / Associated Press

Egyptian riot police carry a man injured during their clashes with supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KHALED ELFIQI / EPA

A supporter of Mohamed Morsi holds a poster of the ousted president during clashes in the central part of the city.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khalil Hamra / Associated Press

Egyptian security forces fire tear gas at supporters and opponents of ousted president Mohamed Morsi as they clash in the center of the capital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hussein Malla / Associated Press

Supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi perform an evening prayer known as "Tarawih" during the Islamic month of Ramadan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hussein Malla / Associated Press

As the sun sets on the first day of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, families gathered for the fast-breaking iftar meal.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hussein Malla / Associated Press

Egyptian supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood gather outside the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque before breaking the fast on the first day of Islam's holy month of Ramadan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAHMUD HAMS / AFP/Getty Images

Egyptian supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi hold a copy of the Koran, Islam's holy book, and wave their national flag Tuesday as they rally in support of the former leader outside Cairo's Rabaa al Adawiya mosque.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAHMUD HAMS / AFP/Getty Images

Supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi protest Tuesday as army soldiers guard the Republican Guard building in Nasr City, Cairo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khalil Hamra / Associated Press

A poster of ousted President Mohamed Morsi is tangled up in barbed wire at the Republican Guard building Tuesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khalil Hamra / Associated Press

Gunmen allegedly opened fire Tuesday on Mary Mina church in Port Said, on the Suez Canal.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMED KAMAL / AFP/Getty Images

Supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi sit in front of barbed wire that blocks access to the headquarters of the Republican Guard in Cairo. Forty-two loyalists of Egypt's ousted president were killed while demonstrating against last week's military coup.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAHMUD HAMS / AFP/Getty Images

An injured man is brought to a makeshift hospital after Egyptian soldiers and police opened fire on supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi early Monday in Cairo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahmed Gomaa / Associated Press

A medic in a stained coat working at a makeshift hospital where victims were taken after clashes between Egyptian police and supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAHMOUD KHALED / AFP/Getty Images

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood carry the body of a dead supporter of ousted President Mohamed Morsi during clashes with Republican Guard forces in Cairo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED SABER / European Pressphoto Agency

A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi holds a Koran in front of Egyptian soldiers near Cairo University, where Morsi backers have set up camp.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manu Brabo / Associated Press

People run for cover as security forces fire tear gas after shooting to disperse Islamist supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi outside the Republican Guard headquarters in Cairo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAHMOUD KHALED / AFP/Getty Images

Protesters opposed to ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi celebrate in Tahrir Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Spencer Platt / Getty Images

Supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi protest near the headquarters of the Republican Guard in Cairo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KHALED ELFIQI / European Pressphoto Agency

The scene in Tahrir Square as clashes continue around the country and the Egyptian military tries to restore order.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Spencer Platt / Getty Images

Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi chant slogans as they carry a coffin, covered with the national flag, of a man killed after Egyptian troops opened fire on mostly Islamist protesters marching on a Republican Guard headquarters in Cairo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khalil Hamra / Associated Press

Relatives of a protester killed during clashes between supporters and opponents of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi grieve during his funeral in Cairo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMED KHALED / European Pressphoto Agency

A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi sleeps on the pavement near Cairo University, where pro-Morsi protesters have set up camp.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manu Brabo / Associated Press

A poster of the ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is seen next the headquarters of the Republican Guard in Cairo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED SABER / European Pressphoto Agency

Supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi gather next the headquarters of the Republican Guard in Cairo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED SABER / European Pressphoto Agency

Protesters carry the body of an Egyptian supporter of ousted President Mohamed Morsi after he was shot during clashes near the headquarters of the Republican Guard in Cairo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YAHYA ARHAB / European Pressphoto Agency

A poster of ousted President Mohamed Morsi hangs on barbed wire as Republican Guard forces keep watch outside their headquarters in Cairo.

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Egyptian supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted President Mohamed Morsi shout religious and political slogans during a protest near Cairo University. Thousands of supporters of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood protested in Cairo ahead of a wave of mass rallies called to reject the military's ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAHMUD KHALED / AFP/Getty Images

A supporter of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi prays on an Egyptian flag during the Friday prayer before a protest near Cairo University.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hassan Ammar / Associated Press

Egyptians hold portraits of military chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi reading "Come down Sisi" as they gather in Cairo's Tahrir Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GIANLUIGI GUERCIA / AFP/Getty Images

An Egyptian protester flashes "V" signs for military aircrafts forming heart shaped trails in the sky over Tahrir Square in Cairo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Amr Nabil / Associated Press

The body of an Egyptian protester lays on the ground after having been shot during a protest outside the Republican Guard headquarters in Cairo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YAHYA ARHAB / EPA

Egyptian army helicopters, with the national flag hanging from them, fly over Cairo. Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has called for mass rallies to protest the army's overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi and a crackdown on other senior members of the movement.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YAHYA ARHAB / EPA

A family drives by Tahrir Square a day after Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president, was ousted from power by the military.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Spencer Platt / Getty Images

An Egyptian man holds his daughter aloft in landmark Tahrir Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gianluigi Guercia / AFP/Getty Images

Egyptians wave the national flag as military planes fly above Tahrir Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gianluigi Guercia / AFP/Getty Images

A vehicle and soldiers are stationed on a Cairo street after the toppling of President Mohamed Morsi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohamed El-Shahed / AFP/Getty Images

Judge Adly Mahmoud Mansour, head of the Supreme Constitutional Court, speaks at the ceremony to swear him in as Egypt's interim president.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Amr Nabil / Associated Press

Opponents of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi hold a large Egyptian national flag during a protest outside the presidential palace.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hassan Ammar / Associated Press

Opponents of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi shout slogans during a protest in Tahrir Square. Egypt's military moved to tighten its control on key institutions Wednesday, even putting officers in the newsroom of state TV in preparation for an almost certain push to remove the country's Islamist president when an afternoon ultimatum expires.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Amr Nabil / Associated Press

Egyptian protesters calling for the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi gather in Tahrir Square as laser lights directed at the government building spell "Game Over."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KHALED DESOUKI / AFP/Getty Images

Egyptian protesters calling for the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi react as they watch his speech on a screen in a street leading to presidential palace.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAHMUD KHALED / AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of Egyptian protesters begin to gather in Tahrir Square as the deadline given by the military to Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi approaches.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Spencer Platt / Getty Images

Egyptian police special forces stand guard beside an armored vehicle, protecting a bridge between Tahrir Square and Cairo University, where Muslim Brotherhood supporters have gathered.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manu Brabo / Associated Press

An opponent of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi holds a cross and Quran during a protest outside the presidential palace.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hassan Ammar / Associated Press

Opponents of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi wave the national flag during a protest in front of the presidential palace. Egypt was heading for a confrontation between the military and Morsi, who has rejected an army ultimatum to end a political standoff with his opponents.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KHALED ELFIQI / EPA

A protester waves an Egyptian flag in Tahrir Square in Cairo during a demonstration against President Mohamed Morsi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manu Brabo / Associated Press

Protesters wave flags and shout slogans against President Mohamed Morsi in Tahrir Square in Cairo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDRE PAIN / EPA

A protest in front of Egypt's presidential palace in Cairo takes on a celebratory air after the Egyptian military announced that it had given President Mohamed Morsi and the opposition 48 hours to quell the unrest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KHALED ELFIQI / EPA

A graffiti artist paints an anti-Morsi effigy outside the presidential palace in Cairo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KHALED ELFIQI / EPA

A protester sets off a flare as hundreds of thousands of Egyptians gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square for a rally calling for the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMED EL-SHAHED / AFP/Getty Images

An Egyptian protester waves a national flag as Egyptians gather in Tahrir Square during a demonstration against President Mohamed Morsi in Cairo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Amr Nabil / Associated Press

A general view of Egyptians opposing President Mohamed Morsi taking part in a protest demanding him to leave office, in front of the presidential palace in Cairo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED SABER / EPA

Egyptian men gather outside the burnt headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Moqattam district of Cairo after it was set ablaze by opposition demonstrators.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KHALED DESOUKI / AFP/Getty Images

Egyptian men inspect the burnt headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KHALED DESOUKI / AFP/Getty Images

An Egyptian woman chants slogans, as protesters ransack the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khalil Hamra / Associated Press

Demonstrators gear up for a second day of mass rallies in Egypt aimed at forcing President Mohamed Morsi from power.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khalil Hamra / Associated Press

Egyptians relatives and friends stand with the body of a 26-year-old Egyptian man, who was killed when shooting broke out outside the Cairo headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood, at a morgue in the capital.

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An Egyptian opposing President Mohamed Morsi, right, holds the Muslim Brotherhood logo after storming its headquarters.

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An Egyptian opposing President Mohamed Morsi shows a gun that was allegedly used by Muslim Brotherhood members and seized after storming their headquarters.

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Turmoil in Egypt

[Updated: August 16, 2013] CAIRO — Clashes between security forces and supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood spread across Egypt on Friday, killing dozens of protesters as gunfire erupted and vigilantes, some brandishing whips and pipes, roamed neighborhoods and cheered soldiers moving through the streets.

Fierce violence broke out as tens of thousands of supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi marched toward Ramses Square in downtown Cairo. Police and men in civilian clothes fired tear gas, birdshot and live bullets as protesters rushed the dead and wounded into a makeshift hospital in a nearby mosque.

Full story: Clashes spread across Egypt; more than 60 reported killed

[Updated: August 15, 2013] CAIRO — The death toll in the violence that has engulfed Egypt climbed to 525 Thursday as the nation awoke to scenes of charred streets, battered cars, funerals and deepening divisions between Islamists and the largely secular military-backed government.

The Health Ministry reported that the dead, mostly supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, included at least 43 police officers. More than 3,700 people were wounded in clashes that ignited Wednesday when security forces broke up two sit-ins by protesters loyal to Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood.

Full story: Death toll in Egypt crackdown hits 525

[Updated: August 14, 2013] Egyptian security forces storm pro-Morsi camps in deadly crackdown. Columns of smoke rose, gunfire rattled and scores of protesters were killed early Wednesday when security forces clashed with loyalists of deposed president Mohamed Morsi in a bloody and chaotic military operation to crush two massive sit-ins.

The streets of the capital echoed with bursts of tear gas and steady streams of automatic weapons fire as security forces backed by bulldozers and armored personnel carriers stormed pro-Morsi sit-ins at Cairo University and across the Nile outside the Rabaa al Adawiya mosque.

Conflicting reports of casualty figures ranged from 40 to more than 300, according to local media reports and the Muslim Brotherhood, respectively. The death toll was expected to climb as the sit-ins turned from scenes of flag-waving protests to images reminiscent of war. The wounded and the dead were carried to a makeshift field hospital next to the Rabaa mosque, where doctors donned gas masks and floors were slippery with blood.

Full story: Egyptian security forces storm pro-Morsi camps in deadly crackdown

[Updated: July 27, 2013] At least 40 supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi were killed by police and other gunmen early Saturday as security forces moved to break up a monthlong demonstration by thousands of Islamists camped outside a Cairo mosque.

[Updated: July 26, 2013] CAIRO — Egypt’s political divisions seethed Friday as rival rallies between opponents and supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi surged through cities, and the army increased pressure on Islamists to abandon a month-long sit-in outside a Cairo mosque.

The nation’s volatile atmosphere — tanks clattered and riot police gathered — sharpened hours after state media reported that prosecutors accused Morsi of espionage, murder and conspiring with the Palestinian militant group Hamas.

Full story: Rival protesters take to Egypt’s streets after Morsi charged

[Updated July 23, 2013] CAIRO — Stones and gunfire killed at least six people early Tuesday as clashes between opponents and supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi intensified near Cairo University, which has become a central battleground in the country’s political unrest.

Violence between the two camps — sometimes with the army and police in the middle — has escalated in recent days as each side has provoked the other. More than 90 people have been killed nationwide since Morsi was toppled by a coup on July 3.

Full story: At least six killed in clashes near Cairo University

[Updated July 19, 2013] CAIRO — Thousands of protesters calling for the return to power of Egypt’s ousted Islamist president demonstrated in Cairo on Friday as the military warned it will crack down on any violence, underlining the point with a show of force by fighter jets flying over the capital.

Youth activists who launched the mass protests that led to Mohamed Morsi’s toppling by the military also planned a demonstration in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, raising fears of a fresh round of clashes in the capital.

[Updated July 16, 2013] CAIRO — Fears of a new wave of deadly violence have shaken Cairo as Islamist supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi have clashed with security forces on bridges and in squares, leaving the capital streaked in tear gas and echoing with gunfire.

Seven people were killed and more than 260 injured late Monday and into Tuesday when Morsi loyalists battled police on streets scattered with stones and pitched fires. The fighting followed an army attack on Islamists in front of the Republican Guard headquarters last week that killed at least 51 supporters of Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood party.

Full story: Egypt turmoil: At least 7 killed in overnight clashes

[Updated July 15, 2013] CAIRO — A top U.S. diplomat Monday pressed Egypt’s interim leaders for a halt to violence and an inclusive transition to a new democratic government after the nation’s Islamist president was ousted in a military coup.

Full story: Egypt unrest: U.S. envoy presses for inclusive transition

[Updated July 10, 2013] CAIRO — A muggy sunrise over Cairo on Wednesday ushered in the start of Egypt’s annual Ramadan season, when Muslims begin a monthlong period of fasting and religious reflection.

The question many here are asking: Will the revolution take time off for the holiday?

The military, which last week brought down Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, certainly hopes so. The military-led interim government is betting that Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood supporters will find it harder to sustain their protests demanding his reinstatement while simultaneously refraining from food, water and cigarettes from dawn to dusk.

Full Story: Ramadan holiday adds to Egypt’s anxieties

[Updated July 9, 2013] CAIRO — As Muslim Brotherhood supporters mourned victims of a deadly clash with Egyptian soldiers, a senior Islamist official on Tuesday rejected a military-backed timetable for fresh elections, saying it “brings the country back to square one.”

Egypt’s interim president, Judge Adly Mahmoud Mansour, issued a timetable late Monday calling for amending the constitution and holding parliamentary and presidential elections within six months. Within 15 days, Mansour is due to appoint a committee of jurists and professors to revise the constitution, which the military suspended last week when it ousted the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi from the presidency.

Full story: Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood rejects timetable for elections

[Updated July 8, 2013] CAIRO — The shooting started during morning prayers.

Soldiers and security forces opened fire on an encampment of anti-military protesters outside the barricades at the Republican Guard headquarters. Witnesses said demonstrators fled through tear gas and shotgun pellets, the dead and wounded ferried away by motorcycle and ambulance and in the arms of relatives.

“We were praying, and at 3:30 a.m. we were surprised by gun fire and tear gas all around us,” said Mahmoud Mohamed, a lawyer who was shot in the arm. “We had women and children with us. The shooting went on for a long time. They didn’t give us a chance to retreat. They met us from every direction.”

Full story: Egypt security forces kill dozens of pro-Morsi protesters

[Updated July 7, 2013] CAIRO — Egypt’s new military-led interim government struggled Sunday to settle a dispute within its fragile coalition over who should lead the next cabinet.

But as Cairo braced for what are expected to be the largest demonstrations in days, no progress was apparent in resolving the political standoff.

Full story: As Cairo braces for protests, a deadlock over prime minister

[Updated July 5, 2013] CAIRO – Egyptian troops opened fire Friday on supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi as they demonstrated outside the headquarters of the Republican Guard, where Morsi was reported to be under military arrest, witnesses reported.

Witnesses said the troops fired on the demonstration when Morsi’s supporters tried to hang a picture of the deposed leader on a barbed-wire fence surrounding the facility.

Full story: Egypt unrest: Troops open fire on ex-President Morsi’s supporters

[Updated July 4, 2013] CAIRO — Prosecutors arrested leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood in a nationwide crackdown to weaken the world’s most influential Islamist organization, as new military-installed leaders began preparing for elections aimed at leading Egypt out of two years of turmoil.

Full story: Coup in Egypt: Despair turns to anger among Morsi’s supporters

[Updated July 3, 2013] CAIRO — The Egyptian military Wednesday ordered a travel ban on President Mohamed Morsi and members of his Muslim Brotherhood movement as commanders worked to isolate the Islamist leader and form a coalition government.

Full story: Travel ban imposed on Egypt’s President Morsi, Brotherhood members

[Updated July 1, 2013] CAIRO — In a step that could lead to the removal of Egypt’s first freely elected president, the military announced Monday that it would intervene in two days if President Mohamed Morsi and the opposition failed to end the political unrest that threatens the nation’s economy and security.

The military said it did not want to govern but signaled to Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood movement that it was exasperated by the turmoil. Morsi’s possible ouster would be a strategic blow to Islamist parties that have risen across the region in the aftermath of the “Arab Spring.” Once outlawed, the Muslim Brotherhood has become one of the most formidable and mimicked Muslim organizations in the world.

Full story: Egypt’s military gives Morsi 2 days to calm nation

On Sunday, hundreds of thousands of protesters swelled through villages and cities, denouncing Morsi and raising fears of a new revolution that could divide the nation, threaten its young democracy and sink its troubled economy.

Protesters filled streets and squares, yelling “Leave, leave!” on the first anniversary of Morsi’s inauguration. The chants echoed against distant cheers of support from Islamists who held rival rallies in what has become a dangerously polarized nation.

Full story: In Egypt, hundreds of thousands protest against President Morsi

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