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Photos: Clashes In Egypt As Military Clears Protest Camps

There were violent clashes in Egypt on Wednesday, as military forces attempted to clear supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi from camps in Cairo.

  • A supporter of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi throws a drinking glass during clashes with Egyptian security forces in Cairo's Nasr City district, Egypt, on Wednesday. Egyptian police in riot gear swept in with armored vehicles and bulldozers to clear two encampments of Morsi supporters.
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    A supporter of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi throws a drinking glass during clashes with Egyptian security forces in Cairo's Nasr City district, Egypt, on Wednesday. Egyptian police in riot gear swept in with armored vehicles and bulldozers to clear two encampments of Morsi supporters.
    Manu Brabo/AP
  • A Morsi supporter reacts after identifying the body of a dead family member at of the Rabaa al-Adawiya Medical Center in the Nasr City. Currently, there is no official number of deaths from the clashes.
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    A Morsi supporter reacts after identifying the body of a dead family member at of the Rabaa al-Adawiya Medical Center in the Nasr City. Currently, there is no official number of deaths from the clashes.
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  • Egyptian security forces clash with Morsi supporters in the Nasr City. Backed by armored cars and bulldozers, the security forces moved to clear the two camps.
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    Egyptian security forces clash with Morsi supporters in the Nasr City. Backed by armored cars and bulldozers, the security forces moved to clear the two camps.
    Ahmed Gomaa/AP
  • Policemen carry a wounded soldier near the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in Cairo. Police have taken full control of the two major squares Morsi supporters had occupied for several weeks.
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    Policemen carry a wounded soldier near the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in Cairo. Police have taken full control of the two major squares Morsi supporters had occupied for several weeks.
    Amru Salahuddien/Xinhua/Landov
  • Protesters pushed a police vehicle off of the 6th of October bridge in Nasr City. "It looks like a war zone," NPR's Leila Fadel reported from Cairo.
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    Protesters pushed a police vehicle off of the 6th of October bridge in Nasr City. "It looks like a war zone," NPR's Leila Fadel reported from Cairo.
    Aly Hazzaa/El Shorouk Newspaper/AP
  • Security forces detain Morsi supporters. Protesters were showered with tear gas, as the sound of gunfire rang out from both camps.
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    Security forces detain Morsi supporters. Protesters were showered with tear gas, as the sound of gunfire rang out from both camps.
    Ahmed Gomaa/AP
  • Protesters taunt security forces moving in to clear one protest camp near the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in Cairo. The military-backed government described the camps as violent and unlawful.
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    Protesters taunt security forces moving in to clear one protest camp near the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in Cairo. The military-backed government described the camps as violent and unlawful.
    Hesham Mostafa/EPA/Landov

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