Snow coated domes and minarets Friday as a record Mideast storm compounded the suffering of Syrian refugees, sent the Israeli army scrambling to dig out stranded motorists and gave Egyptians a rare glimpse of snow in their capital.
Two days after more than 500 people were killed in Egypt during a crackdown on supporters of ousted former president Mohamed Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood protests turned into violent skirmishes that left around 50 dead in Cairo.
On a “Day of Rage” called by supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi, security forces threw tear gas at supporters and witnesses reported police firing at crowds.
WARNING: Graphic photos in this post depict violence, injuries and deaths.
Rival rallies in Cairo mark the first Friday of Ramadan, while Brits eagerly await the arrival of the royal baby in today’s daily brief.
Dec. 13 Photo Brief: The golden Queen, tanks in Eygpt, vacation time in Australia and legislators in Kiev come to blows
The Queen inspects the gold reserves, people flock to the beaches in Sydney, Egyptian tanks surround the Presidential palace, Parliament in Kiev dukes it out and more in today’s daily Photo Brief.
Updated: Anger over a film about Prophet Mohammad escalated Tuesday in the Middle East when protests erupted in Egypt and Libya. While protesters shouted slogans and ripped apart an American flag in Cairo to condemn the anti-Islam film being produced in America; in Libya, protests turned violent at the compound of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. Four men including U.S. ambassador Christopher Stevens were killed.