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Violence continues in Egypt during ‘Day of Rage’

Violence continues in Egypt during ‘Day of Rage’

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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.

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Death toll rises to more than 500 as U.S. reviews aid to Egypt

Death toll rises to more than 500 as U.S. reviews aid to Egypt

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More than 500 people were killed in Egypt on Wednesday, in what is being called one of the bloodiest days in decades for the country. Egyptian security forces undertook a planned operation to clear supporters of former president Mohamed Morsi from sit-in demonstrations in Cairo who were camped out for over a month.

President Obama made a statement Thursday morning condemning the steps that have been taken by Egypt’s interim government and security forces. “We call on the Egyptian authorities to respect the universal rights of the people,” he said. “We call on those who protest to do so peacefully.”

Obama also said the U.S. government would be canceling upcoming bi-annual joint military exercises scheduled with Egypt.

WARNING: VISUAL COVERAGE DEPICTS INJURY AND/OR DEATH.

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July 29 Photo Brief: Aerial view of destruction in Syria, Alpine cattle herding, Red Bull Flugtag

July 29 Photo Brief: Aerial view of destruction in Syria, Alpine cattle herding, Red Bull Flugtag

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An aerial view of destruction in Syria, Alpine cattle herding in Austria, Red Bull Flugtag Russia 2013 competition and more in today’s daily brief. | Warning: Visual coverage may depict injury and/or death.

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July 16 Photo Brief: Badwater Ultramarathon, washing your hair in space, Pope Francis sand sculpture

July 16 Photo Brief: Badwater Ultramarathon, washing your hair in space, Pope Francis sand sculpture

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The Badwater Ultramarathon at Death Valley National Park, NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg washes her hair in space, a Pope Francis sand sculpture in Brazil and more in today’s daily brief. | Warning: Photos included may depict violence and/or injury.

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July 05 Photo Brief: Continued unrest in Egypt, a Tour de France pile up and children pray for Nelson Mandela

July 05 Photo Brief: Continued unrest in Egypt, a Tour de France pile up and children pray for Nelson Mandela

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Protests in Egypt continue as pro Mohamed Mursi rally in the streets of Cairo, riders hit a bump in the road during the seventy stage of the Tour de France as they pile up during a fall, children release balloons following prayers for Nelson Mandela outside the hospital where he is being treated and more in today’s daily brief.

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