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August 14, 2013
Police storm protest camps; 278 dead across Egypt

CAIRO (AP) -- Riot police backed by armored vehicles, bulldozers and helicopters Wednesday swept away two encampments of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, setting off running street battles in Cairo and other Egyptian cities. At least 278 people were killed nationwide, many of them in the crackdown on the protest sites.

Vice President Mohamed ElBaradei, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and pro-reform leader in the interim government, resigned in protest over the assaults as the military-backed leadership imposed a monthlong state of emergency and nighttime curfew.

It was the highest single day death toll since the 18-day uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

Warning: Some images contain graphic content.

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Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi chant slogans against Egyptian Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi during clashes with Egyptian security forces in Cairo's Mohandessin neighborhood, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. AP / Hassan Ammar
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Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi clash with security forces near the largest sit-in by supporters of Morsi in the eastern Nasr City district of Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. AP / Mohammed Abu Zeid
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An Egyptian security force kicks a supporter of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi as they clear a sit-in camp set up near Cairo University in Cairo's Giza district, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. AP / Hussein Tallal
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Protesters throw stones at Egyptian security forces trying to clear a sit-in by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in the eastern Nasr City district of Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. AP / Ahmed Gomaa
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Supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi take cover from Egyptian security forces fire during clashes in Rabaah Al-Adawiya in Cairo's Nasr City district, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. AP / Manu Brabo
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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, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. AP / Manu Brabo
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A supporter of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi reacts during clashes with Egyptian security forces in Rabaah Al-Adawiya in Cairo's Nasr City district, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. AP / Manu Brabo
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An injured supporter of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi lies on the ground as Egyptian security forces clear a sit-in camp set up near Cairo University in Cairo's Giza district, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. AP / Hussein Tallal
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An armed middle-aged supporter of ousted President Mohammed Morsi takes cover behind a tree in the Mohandeseen district of Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. AP / Roger Anis
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An Egyptian security force expresses his emotion as security forces clear a sit-in camp set up by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi near Cairo University in Cairo's Giza district, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. AP / Hussein Tallal
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A supporter of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi carries wood to burn in a fire barricade at the sit-in at Rabaa Al-Adawiya Square in Cairo's Nasr City district, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. AP / Manu Brabo
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A member of the Egyptian security forces speaks to a woman holding a stick at they clear a sit-in by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, at the smaller of the two camps, near the Cairo University campus in Giza, Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. AP / Imad Abdul Rahman
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A protester carries copies of the Quran as the Egyptian security forces clear a sit-in by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in the eastern Nasr City district of Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. AP / Ahmed Gomaa
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Firefighter attempt to put out fires as Egyptian security forces clear a sit-in by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in the eastern Nasr City district of Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. AP / Ahmed Gomaa
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A supporter of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi sits next to a woman lying down on the floor amid smoke as Egyptian security forces clear their sit-in camp set up near Cairo University in Cairo's Giza district, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. AP / Hussein Tallal
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Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi carry a wounded man during clashes with Egyptian security forces at Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. AP / Khalil Hamra
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An Egyptian security force escorts a supporter of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi as security forces clear a sit-in camp set up near Cairo University in Cairo's Giza district, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. AP / Hussein Tallal
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Wounded supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi lie on the floor of a makeshift hospital at a sit-in at Cairo's Nasr City district, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. AP / Manu Brabo
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A protester comforts a wounded colleague after Egyptian security forces began to clear a sit-in by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in the eastern Nasr City district of Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. AP / Ahmed Gomaa
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Injured supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi lie on the ground after Egyptian security forces clear a sit-in camp set up by supporters of Morsi in Nasr City district, Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. AP / Ahmed Gomaa
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Bodies of supporters of ousted Egyptian president Morsi laid out at a hospital morgue in Cairo, Egypt. Security forces stormed two protest camps occupied by Morsi supporters, with reports of many killed, Wednesday, August 14, 2014. MCT / Ahmed Asad/ APA Images
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A police vehicle is pushed off of the 6th of October bridge by protesters close to the largest sit-in by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in the eastern Nasr City district of Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. AP / Aly Hazzaa
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A member of the security forces lies on the ground as protesters gather, and one strikes him with his shoe, after his police vehicle was pushed off the 6th of October bridge by protesters, near the largest sit-in by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in the eastern Nasr City district of Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. AP / Aly Hazzaa
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Egyptian security forces clear a sit-in camp set up by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in Nasr City district, Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. AP / Ahmed Gomaa
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Egyptian security forces clear a sit-in by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in the eastern Nasr City district of Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. AP / Ahmed Gomaa
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Egyptian security forces detain supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi as they clear a sit-in camp set up near Cairo University in Cairo's Giza district, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. AP / Hussein Tallal
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Egyptian security forces detain protesters as they clear a sit-in by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in the eastern Nasr City district of Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. AP / Ahmed Gomaa
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Two boys hold on to a supporter of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi as Egyptian security forces clear a sit-in camp set up near Cairo University in Cairo's Giza district, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. AP / Hussein Tallal
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A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi shows his hand as supporters clash with the Egyptian security forces in the eastern Nasr City district of Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. AP / Khalil Hamra

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