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Clashes in Egypt leave over 275 dead

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Narciso Contreras/The New York Times |

A supporter of the ousted president Mohammed Morsi runs for cover during clashes with security forces in streets around Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque in the Nasr City district of Cairo, Aug. 14, 2013. Egyptian security forces moved on Wednesday to clear two camps in Cairo occupied by supporters of Morsi.

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Ahmed Gomaa/AP Photo |

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. Egyptian security forces, backed by armored cars and bulldozers, moved on Wednesday to clear two sit-in camps by supporters of the country's ousted President Mohammed Morsi, showering protesters with tear gas as the sound of gunfire rang out at both sites.

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Narciso Contreras/The New York Times |

Wounded supporters of the ousted president Mohammed Morsi at a field hospital during clashes with security forces in streets around Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque in the Nasr City district of Cairo Aug. 14, 2013. Egyptian security forces moved on Wednesday to clear two camps in Cairo occupied by supporters of Morsi, deploying armored vehicles, bulldozers, tear gas, snipers and helicopters in a sustained and bloody operation that seemed to surprise some protesters with its ferocity.

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Narciso Contreras/The New York Times |

Supporters of the ousted president Mohammed Morsi throw stones at security forces during clashes in streets around Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque in the Nasr City district of Cairo, Aug. 14, 2013. Egyptian security forces moved on Wednesday to clear two camps in Cairo occupied by supporters of Morsi.

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Narciso Contreras/The New York Times |

Supporters of the ousted president Mohammed Morsi run for cover during clashes with security forces in streets around Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque in the Nasr City district of Cairo, Aug. 14, 2013. Egyptian security forces moved on Wednesday to clear two camps in Cairo occupied by supporters of Morsi.

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Hussein Tallal/AP Photo |

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. Egyptian police in riot gear swept in with armored vehicles and bulldozers Wednesday to clear the sit-in camp and the other encampment set up by supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president in Cairo, showering protesters with tear gas as the sound of gunfire rang out.

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Hussein Tallal/AP Photo |

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. Egyptian police in riot gear swept in with armored vehicles and bulldozers Wednesday to clear two sprawling encampments of supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president in Cairo, showering protesters with tear gas as the sound of gunfire rang out.

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Aly Hazzaa/AP Photo |

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. Egyptian police in riot gear swept in with armored vehicles and bulldozers Wednesday to clear the sit-in camps set up by supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president in Cairo, showering protesters with tear gas as the sound of gunfire rang out.

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Hussein Tallal/AP Photo |

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. Egyptian police in riot gear swept in with armored vehicles and bulldozers Wednesday to clear the sit-in camp and the other encampment set up by supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president in Cairo, showering protesters with tear gas as the sound of gunfire rang out.

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Manu Brabo/AP Photo |

Supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi count bodies in a makeshift morgue after police swept into their encampment with armored vehicles and bulldozers in the Nasr City district of Cairo Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Violence spread across much of Egypt after police cleared two encampments of Morsi's supporters, showering protesters with tear gas as the sound of gunfire rang out.

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Manu Brabo/AP Photo |

A supporter of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi reacts as she looks at a wounded people in Cairo's Nasr City district, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Egyptian police in riot gear swept in with armored vehicles and bulldozers Wednesday to clear two sprawling encampments of supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president in Cairo, showering protesters with tear gas as the sound of gunfire rang out.

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Mohammed Asad/AP Photo |

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. Egyptian police in riot gear swept in with armored vehicles and bulldozers Wednesday to clear the sit-in camp and the other set up by supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president in Cairo, showering protesters with tear gas as the sound of gunfire rang out.