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PHOTOS: Violence erupts in Egypt

Health officials estimated that 149 people have been killed and as many as 1,403 have been injured since the operation began this morning to clear the two camps in northeast Cairo and Nahda Square.
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Health officials estimated that 149 people have been killed and as many as 1,403 have been injured since the operation began this morning to clear the two camps in northeast Cairo and Nahda Square.

Egypt descended into chaos Wednesday after the military government stormed camps supportive of deposed President Mohamed Morsi. Interim Vice President Mohamed Mustafa El Baradei resigned shortly after government officials declared a month-long state of emergency. Health officials estimated that 149 people have been killed and as many as 1,403 have been injured since the operation began this morning to clear the two camps in northeast Cairo and Nahda Square. The number of casualties was expected to grow. White House officials said Wednesday that the president strongly condemned the use of violence against the protesters and called for the Egyptian government to respect human rights.

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. (Photo by Manu Brabo/AP)

An injured Egyptian youth is seen at a makeshift hospital during clashes between supporters of Egypt’s ousted president Mohamed Morsi and police in Cairo on August 14, 2013, as security forces backed by bulldozers moved in on two huge pro-Morsi protest camps, launching a long-threatened crackdown that left dozens dead. (Photo by Mosaab El-Shamy/AFP/Getty Images)

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. (Photo by Manu Brabo/AP)

A supporter of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi takes cover behind a cooking pot from Egyptian police fire at the protest sit-in at Rabaa Al-Adawiya in Cairo’s Nasr City district, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. (Photo by Manu Brabo/AP)

Supporters of ousted Egyptian Islamist President Mohammed Morsi jumps while running away from shooting by security forces in Cairo’s Nasr City district, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. (Photo by Manu Brabo/AP)

Female supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt’s ousted president Mohamed Morsi gather stones during clashes with police in Cairo on August 14, 2013, as security forces backed by bulldozers moved in on two huge pro-Morsi protest camps, launching a long-threatened crackdown that left dozens dead. (Photo by Mosaab El-Shamy/AFP/Getty Images)

Riot police and army soldiers protect themselves with riot shields as members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi throw stones during clashes around the area of Rabaa Adawiya square, where they are camping, in Cairo August 14, 2013. (Photo by Asmaa Waguih/Reuters)

Protestors hold pictures of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and Egyptian flags as they shout slogans during a pro-Morsi rally after noon prayers, at Fatih Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, on August 14, 2013. (Photo by Tolga Bozoglu/EPA)

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood chant slogans as they demonstrate 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. (Photo by Aly Hazzaa/El Shorouk Newspaper/AP)

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. (Photo by Sabry Khaled/El Shorouk Newspaper/AP)

A member of the security forces lies on the ground and another on his police vehicle that 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. (Photo by Sabry Khaled/AP)

Egyptian supporters of Egypt’s ousted president Mohamed Morsi confront riot police at Cairo’s Mustafa Mahmoud Square after security forces dispersed Morsi supporters on August 14, 2013. (Photo by STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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. (Photo by Khalil Hamra/AP)

An Egyptian woman tries to stop a military bulldozer from hurting a wounded youth during clashes that broke out as Egyptian security forces moved in to disperse supporters of Egypt’s deposed president Mohamed Morsi in a huge protest camp near Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in eastern Cairo on August 14, 2013. (Photo by Mohammad Abdel Moneim/AFP/Getty Images)

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. (Photo by Imad Abdul Rahman/AP)