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Cairo, Egypt, violence, in photos

(Photo © Mosa'ab Elshamy) Violence erupted in Cairo and in locations across Egypt on Wednesday as anti-Mursi forces clashed with the deposed president’s supporters.

Photos from Egypt: Death, chaos and grief grip Cairo

See more of Elshamy's photography on Flickr.


Mosa'ab Elshamy captured these images of violence and sadness Wednesday

at a sit-in outside the Rabaa mosque in Cairo, as government forces

clashed with Muslim Brotherhood supporters and backers of deposed

President Mohammed Morsi.

The country's health ministry

said that at least a few hundred had been killed on Wednesday in a

police raid on Morsi supporters at a Cairo protest camp and battles

nationwide. The official MENA news agency quoted a ministry spokesman

who said more than 1,000 were wounded, according to Reuters.

The nation's interim vice president, Mohamed ElBaradei, resigned after the security forces violently broke up protest camps.