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Violence Flares As Egyptian Forces Clear Protest Camps

Egyptian security forces moved in to clear two protest camps set up by supporters of ousted President Muhammad Morsi on August 14. Members of Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood report that more than 100 protesters have been killed in the operation, and have urged Egyptians to take to the streets to "stop a massacre." Egyptian authorities have disputed the claims of protesters' deaths, saying no protesters died, while at least two policemen were killed.

Egyptian security forces detain protesters at a protest camps on Nahda Square, near Cairo University.
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Egyptian security forces detain protesters at a protest camps on Nahda Square, near Cairo University.

A tent burns as security forces clear the camp.
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A tent burns as security forces clear the camp.

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Security forces detain supporters of ousted President Muhammad Morsi, who have been staging sit-in protests to demand his reinstatement.
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Security forces detain supporters of ousted President Muhammad Morsi, who have been staging sit-in protests to demand his reinstatement.

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Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood run for cover from tear gas near the Rabaa al-Adawiya protest camp.
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Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood run for cover from tear gas near the Rabaa al-Adawiya protest camp.

Egyptians help a woman suffering from tear gas exposure.
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Egyptians help a woman suffering from tear gas exposure.

A still from television footage shows a bulldozer demolishing a barricade set up by protesters.
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A still from television footage shows a bulldozer demolishing a barricade set up by protesters.

Protesters shout at security forces during the clearing of one of the camps.
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Protesters shout at security forces during the clearing of one of the camps.

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