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Deadly violence erupts in Egypt

Security forces backed by bulldozers forcefully closed pro-Morsi sit-ins, setting off clashes that killed hundreds of people.

Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie sits in a police vehicle after being arrested by security forces in Cairo on Aug. 20. Egyptian authorities escalated their crackdown on deposed President Mohammed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood by arresting Badie, the Islamist organization's top leader. Egyptian Interior Ministry via Reuters
Egyptian soldiers carry the coffins of their colleagues who were killed in Arish during their funeral at Almaza military airport on Aug. 19. Security forces sealed off the Sinai Peninsula after 25 police conscripts were killed and two critically injured by suspected Islamist militants. The conscripts were nearing the town of Rafah, on the border with the Gaza Strip, in two civilian minibuses when they ran into a roadblock mounted by eleven gunmen, security sources said. Khaled Elfiqi / EPA
A burnt car next to a building belonging to a Christian charity organization, ransacked earlier in the month, in the city of Minya on Aug. 18. Virginie Nguyen Hoang / AFP - Getty Images
Friends and relatives mourn Ammar Badie, 38, son of Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie, during his funeral in Cairo's Katameya district on Aug. 18. Ammar Badie was killed two days earlier by Egyptian security forces during clashes in Ramses Square. Manu Brabo / AP
Egyptian army soldiers take out barbed wire surrounding the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo ahead of planned demonstrations on Aug. 18. Supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi canceled some Cairo marches Sunday for "security reasons," as the country's military chief vowed to face down violent protests following Egypt's bloodiest week in decades. Virginie Nguyen Hoang / AFP - Getty Images
International and local media interview an Egyptian police officer in his hospital bed on Aug. 18. The officer was recovering from gunshots wounds suffered during clashes with supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, in Cairo. Gianluigi Guercia / AFP - Getty Images
A plain clothes policeman, center, points his gun as security forces escort Muslim Brotherhood members through supporters of the interim government installed by the army from the al-Fath mosque on Ramses Square in Cairo on Aug. 17. Supporters of deposed President Mohammed Morsi fought a gunbattle with security forces in the Cairo mosque. Amr Abdallah Dalsh / Reuters
Supporters of the interim government installed by the army run for cover during an exchange of gunfire between supporters of deposed President Mohammed Morsi and security forces in Cairo on Aug. 17. Muhammad Hamed / Reuters
Egyptian security forces on Aug. 17 cordon off the al-Fatah mosque where hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters had barricaded themselves inside overnight. Hussein Tallal / AP
An Egyptian boy runs after police exchanged gunfire with Islamist supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi holed up inside a Cairo mosque on Aug. 17. The clashes came on the fourth day of bloodshed between the two sides, with the government saying 173 had died in the past 24 hours alone. Mohamed El-shahed / AFP - Getty Images
Policemen stand guard inside a room of al-Fath mosque when supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi exchanged gunfire with security forces inside the mosque in Cairo on Aug. 17. The gunmen opened fire on security forces from a second floor window in the Fath mosque, where hundreds of Morsi supporters have been taking refuge since protests turned violent on Friday. Muhammad Hamed / Reuters
Morsi supporters are attacked by opponents as they leave al-Fateh mosque on Aug. 17. Khaled Elfiqi / EPA
Egyptians mourn over the bodies of their relatives in the al-Fath mosque, in Cairo on Aug. 16. Gunfire rang out over a main Cairo overpass and police fired tear gas as clashes broke out after tens of thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters took to the streets Friday across Egypt in defiance of a military-imposed state of emergency following the country's bloodshed earlier this week. Hassan Ammar / AP
A wounded boy is treated as he lies on the floor of the Taamin Sehi field hospital during clashes between security officers and supporters of Mohammed Morsi, in downtown Cairo on Aug. 16. Virginie Nguyen Hoang / AFP - Getty Images
A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi writes his friend's name and address on his T-Shirt, in case he is injured or killed during clashes with Egyptian security forces and armed vigilantes, in Ramses Square in downtown Cairo on Aug. 16. Hassan Ammar / AP
Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood supporters clash with police near Ramses square in Cairo on Aug. 16. Mosaab El Shamy / EPA
A woman takes cover between barricades set up on the October Sixth Bridge as gunfire rings out and police fire tear gas. Nameer Galal / Zuma Press
Two civilians holding guns watch on a street in the Zamalek neighborhood of Cairo on Aug. 16. Manoocher Deghati / AP
Morsi supporters carry an injured demonstrator during clashes at Ramses Square in Cairo on Aug. 16. Thousands took to the streets on Friday, urging a "Day of Rage" to denounce the killing of hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters. Amr Abdallah Dalsh / Reuters
An injured police officer is helped during fierce clashes with Morsi supporters in Cairo on Aug. 16. Nameer Galal / NurPhoto via Corbis
People help a wounded man during clashes between security forces and supporters of Mohammed Morsi near Ramses square, outside the Al-Fath mosque, in downtown Cairo, on Aug. 16. Khalil Hamra / AP
An injured protester lies inside a mosque in Ramses square in Cairo on Aug. 16. Mohamed Abd El Ghany / Reuters
Young men cry as they crouch beside bodies of dead protesters in the Al-Fath mosque in Cairo on Aug. 16. Clashes broke out after tens of thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters took to the streets Friday across Egypt in defiance of a military-imposed state of emergency following the country's bloodshed earlier this week. Hassan Ammar / AP
Muslim Brotherhood supporters carry a wounded protester in Cairo's Ramses square on Aug. 16, after clashes broke out with police during a demonstration in support of ousted president Mohammed Morsi. Khaled Kamel / AFP - Getty Images
Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi take part in a protest near Ennour Mosque in Cairo on Aug. 16. Deeply polarized Egypt braced for renewed confrontation on Friday after the Muslim Brotherhood called for a nationwide march of millions to show anger at a ferocious security crackdown on Islamists in which hundreds were killed. Louafi Larbi / Reuters
Soldiers stand beside armored vehicles while guarding an entrance to Tahrir Square in Cairo on Aug. 16. Hassan Ammar / AP
Suspects are rounded up near a burnt annex building at the Rabaa Adawiya mosque in Cairo on Aug. 15. Egypt is in turmoil after security forces moved in to clear the protest camps of thousands of supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohammed Morsi on Wednesday, and violence spread around the country. Amr Abdallah Dalsh / Reuters
A woman mourns over the body of a relative in the El-Iman mosque in Nasr City, Cairo, on Aug. 15. Khalil Hamra / AP
A man cries at the funeral of some of the police officers who were killed during clashes with supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi at the police mosque in Cairo on Aug. 15. Khaled Elfiqi / EPA
A man reacts as firefighters battle flames at the Giza governorate buildings after they were stormed and torched by angry Morsi supporters on Aug. 15. Hassan Ammar / AP
Burnt vehicles near the destroyed camp of Morsi supporters outside Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque on Aug. 15. Khaled Desouki / AFP - Getty Images
A man walks between lines of bodies wrapped in shrouds at a mosque in Cairo on Aug. 15. Khaled Desouki / AFP - Getty Images
A man stands near a burning fire as he takes a picture of the damage at Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in Cairo on Aug. 15. Mahmoud Khaled / AFP - Getty Images
A doctor with tear gas stained eyes pauses to compose himself at a field hospital inside the Rabaa al-Adawiya protest camp in Nasr City, Cairo, during the operation to clear the camp on Aug. 14. Scott Nelson / Redux Pictures
A Morsi supporter shouts during clashes with Egyptian security forces in Cairo's Nasr City district, on Aug. 14. 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. Manu Brabo / AP
Morsi supporters push a truck over during protests in Giza, near Cairo, on Aug. 14. Khaled Elfiqi / EPA
Wounded Morsi supporters lie on the floor of a makeshift hospital in Cairo's Nasr City district, Egypt, on Aug. 14. Manu Brabo / AP
Supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi carry an injured comrade as security forces clear a protest camp near Cairo University in Cairo's Giza district on Aug. 14. Mohammed Asad / AP
A protester comforts a wounded colleague after security forces began to clear a sit-in by supporters of Mohammed Morsi in the eastern Nasr City district of Cairo on Aug. 14. Ahmed Gomaa / AP
A sequence of images show a woman trying to stop a military bulldozer from going forward to remove a barricade during clashes that broke out in Cairo on Aug. 14. The second image shows the woman trying to protect a wounded youth on the ground and the third image shows her bending to help him. Mohammed Abdel Moneim / AFP - Getty Images
A woman confronts a member of the security forces as they clear a sit-in by supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi near the Cairo University campus in Giza on Aug. 14. Imad Abdul Rahman / AP
A police vehicle is pushed off of the 6th of October bridge by protesters in the eastern Nasr City district of Cairo on Aug. 14. Aly Hazzaa / El Shorouk via AP
A member of the security forces is dragged and stripped of his vest by protesters after his police vehicle was pushed off the 6th of October bridge by protesters in Nasr City, Cairo, on Aug. 14. Sabry Khaled / AP
Security forces move in to disperse a protest camp housing supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi, near Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque on Aug. 14. AFP - Getty Images
Morsi supporters carry away a wounded man during clashes with riot police at Cairo's Mustafa Mahmoud Square on Aug. 14. AFP - Getty Images
A protester emerges from a camp at Nahda square, near Cairo University, as security forces move in to clear one of the two sit-in sites of supporters of ousted president Morsi, on Aug. 14. Gina Mohamed / EPA
Security forces detain protesters as they clear a sit-in in the eastern Nasr City district of Cairo on Aug. 14. Ahmed Gomaa / AP
Supporters of Mohammed Morsi chant slogans against Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi during clashes with security forces in Cairo's Mohandessin neighborhood on Aug. 14. Hassan Ammar / AP
Security forces clear a sit-in camp set up by supporters of Mohammed Morsi in Nasr City district, Cairo, on Aug. 14. Ahmed Gomaa / AP
People stand on a roof while members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohammed Morsi take part in a sit-in protest outside the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in Cairo on Aug. 12. Khaled Desouki / AFP - Getty Images
An Egyptian street vendor sells masks of deposed President Mohammed Morsi outside the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque on Aug. 10, in Cairo, Egypt. Gianluigi Guercia / AFP - Getty Images
A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi cries while praying outside Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque, where protesters have installed a camp and hold daily rallies at Nasr City in Cairo, Egypt, on Aug. 4. Khalil Hamra / AP
Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi chants slogans against the Egyptian Army after "Iftar" during a protest near Cairo University in Giza, Egypt, on Aug. 4. Manu Brabo / AP
Members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi gather at the field hospital around Cairo University and Nahdet Misr Square where they are camping, in Giza, south of Cairo on Aug. 2. Amr Abdallah Dalsh / Reuters
A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi covers his mouth with tape with Arabic writing that reads: "Military Coup," as others chant slogans against Egyptian Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi at Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque, where supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi have installed a camp and hold daily rallies at Nasr City, in Cairo, on Aug. 1. Hassan Ammar / AP
Egyptians supporting ousted President Mohammed Morsi attend a protest on the October 6 bridge in Nasr City in Cairo, on July 30. Mohammed Saber / EPA
An Egyptian army helicoper hovers as opponents of ousted President Mohamed Morsi gather near the presidential palace in Cairo on July 26. Morsi is under investigation for a slew of charges including murder, according to the state news agency, stoking tensions throughout Egypt as rival political camps took to the streets. Khaled Elfiqi / EPA
Supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi hold up his posters during a protest near Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in Cairo on July 26. Morsi is under investigation for a slew of charges including murder, according to the state news agency, stoking tensions throughout Egypt as rival political camps took to the streets. Mohammed Saber / EPA
Supporters of the Egyptian Army watch over a demonstration from a rooftop near Cairo's Tahrir Square on July 26. Ed Giles / Getty Images
Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi attend the Friday prayer during a protest at Nasr City, where protesters have installed their camp and hold their daily rallies, in Cairo on July 26. Political allies of Egypt's military lined up behind its call for huge rallies Friday to show support for the country's top general, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, pushing toward a collision with Islamist opponents who are also calling for rallies demanding the return of Mohammed Morsi, the nation's ousted president. Khalil Hamra / AP
A supporter of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is seen beaten by pro-government and army supporters during clashes that erupted at Tahrir Square and around the US Embassy in Cairo, on July 22, 2013. Fayez Nureldine / AFP - Getty Images
An man fires his weapon during clashes between opponents and supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo, Egypt, on July 22, 2013. Hussein Malla / AP
Pro-government and army supporters evacuate an injured commrade during clashes with supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi that erupted at Tahrir Square and around the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, on July 22, 2013. Fayez Nureldine / AFP - Getty Images
A supporter of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi chants slogans against Egyptian Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi during a demonstration outside the Defense Ministry in Cairo, Egypt, on July 21, 2013. Hassan Ammar / AP
Supporters of Mohammed Morsi throw stones towards opponents and security forces during clashes in downtown Cairo on July 15. Thousands of supporters of Morsi held mass rallies and marched in the streets Monday to demand his return to office. The protest turned violent in downtown Cairo as police fired tear gas at pro-Morsi protesters who burned tires, threw rocks and blocked traffic flow on a main roadway running through the heart of the capital. Hussein Malla / AP
Riot police fire tear gas towards supporters of Mohammed Morsi on the 6th October Bridge in Cairo on July 15. Mohamed Abd El Ghany / Reuters
Supporters of Mohammed Morsi pray after breaking their Ramadan fast in Nasr City, Cairo, on July 11. Manu Brabo / AP
A religious scholar kisses an army officer as a greeting in front of the Egyptian museum in Cairo, where soldiers are standing guard, on July 9. Asmaa Waguih / Reuters
Supporters of Mohammed Morsi carry a symbolic coffin, one day after fellow protesters were killed in clashes, during a protest outside Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in Cairo on July 9. A day earlier, dozens of supporters of Egypt's ousted president were killed in one of the deadliest single episodes of violence in more than two and a half years of turmoil. The toppled leader's Muslim Brotherhood called for an uprising, accusing troops of gunning down protesters, while the military blamed armed Islamists for provoking its forces. Khaled Elfiqi / EPA
Supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi sit in front of barbed wire fencing that blocks access to the headquarters of the Republican Guard in Cairo on July 8. Mahmud Hams / AFP - Getty Images
An Egyptian flag stained with blood flutters over members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi as they shout slogans during a protest outside Raba El-Adwyia mosque in Cairo on July 8. At least 51 people were killed earlier in the day. Mohamed Abd El Ghany / Reuters
A man grieves at a makeshift hospital where victims are being brought following clashes between Egyptian police and Muslim Brotherhood supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi outside the elite Republican Guard base in Cairo early on July 8. Mahmoud Khaled / AFP - Getty Images
Bodies lie on the floor of a morgue at the Liltaqmeen al-Sahy Hospital in Cairo's Nasr City district, after allegedly being killed during a shooting at the site of a pro-Morsi sit-in in front of the headquarters of the Egyptian Republican Guard on July 8. Ed Giles / Getty Images
Members of the Muslim Brotherhood carry the body of a dead supporter of ousted president Morsi, during clashes with Republican Guard forces in Cairo on July 8. Mohammed Saber / EPA
Members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi (background) clash with anti-Morsi protesters (foreground) near Maspero, Egypt's state TV and radio station, in Cairo on July 5. Amr Abdallah Dalsh / Reuters
Protesters cheer at the arrival of the Egyptian Security Forces during clashes near Tahrir Square on July 5. Mohamed El-shahed / AFP - Getty Images
Supporters of Mohammed Morsi carry away a man who was shot outside the Cairo headquarters of the Republican Guard on July 5. Mahmud Hms / AFP - Getty Images
Muslim Brotherhood members and ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi supporters hold his portrait as thousands rally at Raba Al Adaawyia mosque on July 4, in Cairo. Egypt's army rounded up the leadership of ousted President Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood as a top judge took office after an abrupt end to the Islamist's first year in power. Mahmoud Khaled / AFP - Getty Images
Egyptian Air Force planes perform over Cairo, one day after the announcement made by the Egyptian Defense Minister Abdel-Fattah Al-Sissi of a presidential handover in Egypt, July 4. Adly Mansour, the chief of Egypt's highest court, was sworn in as Egypt's interim president. Yahya Arhab / EPA
Egypt's chief justice Adly Mansour, center, is applauded by chiefs of the constitutional court after being sworn in as the nation's interim president on July 4. Amr Nabil / AP
People clean up near Tahrir Square, Cairo, on July 4, the morning after President Mohammed Morsi was ousted from power and put under house arrest. Spencer Platt / Getty Images
Opponents of Mohammed Morsi celebrate outside the presidential palace in Cairo on July 3. Hassan Ammar / AP
An image grab taken from a video released by the Muslim Brotherhood shows ousted President Mohamed Morsi speaking on July 3 at an undisclosed location in Egypt. Muslim Brotherhood Office via AFP - Getty Images
Men hug and kiss a soldier after a broadcast confirming the army would temporarily be taking over from President Mohammed Morsi on July 3 in Cairo. In their tens of thousands, they cheered, ignited firecrackers and honked horns as soon as the army announced President Mohamed Morsi's rule was over. Mahmoud Khaled / AFP - Getty Images
Fireworks light the sky as opponents of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi celebrate in Tahrir Square in Cairo on July 3. A statement on the Egyptian presidential office's Twitter account has quoted Mohammed Morsi as calling military measures "a full coup." The denouncement was posted shortly after the Egyptian military announced it was ousting Morsi, who was Egypt's first freely elected leader but drew ire with his Islamist leanings. The military says it has replaced him with the chief justice of the Supreme Constitutional Court, called for early presidential elections and suspended the Islamist-backed constitution. Amr Nabil / AP
Opponents of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi react in Tahrir Square in Cairo on July 3. The head of Egypt's armed forces, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, issued a declaration on Wednesday suspending the constitution and appointing the head of the constitutional court as interim head of state, effectively declaring the removal of elected Islamist President Morsi. Suhaib Salem / Reuters
An opposition protester is beaten by supporters of Mohammed Morsi, as a man raises a brick overhead, in downtown Damietta on July 3. Hamada Elrasam / AP
Egyptians salute army tanks upon their deployment on a street leading to Cairo University on July 3. Khaled Desouki / AFP - Getty Images
An Egyptian opposition protester holds a chair and knife during clashes between supporters and opponents of President Mohammed Morsi in downtown Damietta, Egypt, on July 3. Hamada Elrasam / AP
Laser lights spell out a message to President Mohammed Morsi as protesters congregate in Cairo's landmark Tahrir Square on July 2. Khaled Desouki / AFP - Getty Images
Supporters of President Mohammed Morsi hold makeshift weapons and take part in a drill during a demonstration at the Rabaa al Adawiya Mosque in the Cairo suburb of Nasr City on July 2. Ed Giles / Getty Images
Egyptian protesters shout slogans during a protest against Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in front of Kopa Palace, Cairo, on July 2. Khaled Elfiqi / EPA
Protesters opposing Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi take part in a protest demanding that Morsi resign at Tahrir Square in Cairo on July 2, 2013. Suhaib Salem / Reuters
Egyptian military helicopters trailing national flags circled over Tahrir Square during a protest demanding that Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi resign in Cairo on July 1. Suhaib Salem / Reuters
Protesters opposing Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi pray during a protest demanding that he resign at Tahrir Square in Cairo on July 1. Suhaib Salem / Reuters
Egyptian protesters ransack the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo, July 1. Khalil Hamra / AP
A protester waves a national flag as Egyptians gather in Tahrir Square during a demonstration against President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo, Sunday, June 30. Hundreds of thousands of opponents of Morsi poured out onto the streets in Cairo and across much of the nation. Amr Nabil / AP
Anti-government protesters, bottom, and residents of an area in Sidi Gaber clash in a side street near the massive anti-Morsi demonstration in Alexandria, June 30. Asmaa Waguih / Reuters
Protesters chants slogans against Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi during a rally in Tahrir Square in Cairo, June 30. Manu Brabo / AP
Supporters of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi rally in Nasser City, Cairo, June 30. Hassan Ammar / AP
Egyptian protesters wave their hands and hold national flags during anti-Morsi demonstration in Tahrir Square, Cairo, June 28. Tens of thousands of backers and opponents of Egypt's Islamist president held competing rallies in the capital Friday. Amr Nabil / AP