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An unclear number of people have been killed by Egyptian security forces who moved in to clear a camp of protesters, who were demanding the reinstatement of a deposed President Mohamed Mursi. Troops opened fire on demonstrators in clashes that brought chaos to areas of the capital, and looked certain to further polarize Egypt’s 84 million people between those who backed Mursi.

In the streets around the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in northeast Cairo, where thousands of Mursi supporters have staged a sit-in, riot police wearing gas masks crouched behind armored vehicles, tear gas hung in the air and burning tires sent plumes of black smoke into the sky.

Read more at Reuters.com.

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