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The remains of the protest camp in Nahda Square, near Cairo University in the Giza area of the city, on Thursday. Egypt faces a new phase of uncertainty after the bloodiest day since its Arab uprising began, with at least 421 people killed in Wednesday’s violence and 3,572 injured, according to the Egyptian Health Ministry. In the latest development on Thursday, Turkey has called for a UN meeting in an effort to reduce further bloodshed.
A member of the Egyptian security forces speaks to a woman at one of two camps in Cairo set up by supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, which government soldiers are clearing. This camp is the smaller of the two and is near the Cairo University campus in Giza. Egyptian security forces, backed by armoured cars and bulldozers, moved on Wednesday to clear the sites, showering protesters with tear gas as the sound of gunfire rang out at both camps.
Supporters of Egypt’s ousted president Mohamed Morsi chant slogans against the country’s defence minister General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during clashes with Egyptian security forces in Cairo’s Mohandessin neighbourhood on Wednesday. Egyptian security forces, backed by armoured cars and bulldozers, moved on Wednesday to clear two sit-in camps of supporters of Mr Morsi, firing tear gas at protesters as the sound of gunfire rang out at both sites.
An opponent of Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi runs next to a burning scooter, during clashes against Morsi supporters, in Cairo on Monday. Clashes broke out between Morsi supporters and opponents near Cairo’s Tahrir Square and in the city of Qalioub on the capital’s outskirts, where at least one person was shot dead, security officials said. Read more
A member of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporter of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi places posters of Mr Morsi on a lamp post during a protest in front of a courthouse and the attorney-general’s office in Cairo.
A boy peers out of a traditional tuk tuk as it passes supporters of Egypt’s ousted president Mohammed Morsi marching in Cairo. Thousands of protesters are holding rallies across Egypt to demand the reinstatement of Mr Morsi. The Muslim Brotherhood, from which Mr Morsi hails, is mobilising followers to march in Cairo and elsewhere on Friday for a protest they are dubbing ‘Breaking the Coup’.