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Egypt: Casualties Rise In Cairo Clashes

Egypt: Casualties Rise In Cairo Clashes
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Casualties mounted on November 22 as protesters in Cairo's central Tahri Square and elsewhere continued to demand a quick handover of power from Egypt's military to a civilian administration. Field hospitals staffed by volunteers treat protesters injured in clashes with security forces. The violence casts a pall over the first round of Egypt's parliamentary elections, scheduled to start on November 28. The army says the polls will go ahead, while some observers fear the safety of the ballot cannot now be guaranteed. Medical sources at Cairo's main morgue said 33 corpses had been received since November 19, most with bullet wounds. The Health Ministry put the toll at 24 dead and 1,250 wounded. (Reuters video)