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Nearly 100 Killed In Egypt Crackdown

Source: Sarah Lynch / USA Today

CAIRO — Nearly 100 people were killed in clashes across the country that erupted Wednesday when Egyptian security forces cleared out thousands of people at sit-ins demanding the return of ousted president Mohammed Morsi.

The Egyptian Health Ministry says 95 people died and hundreds were injured in the clashes. Egypt’s interim president has declared a monthlong state of emergency.

In Cairo, smoke spread across the sky from fires smoldering in the streets where two sit-ins were largely abandoned, heaped with charred tent poles and tarps.

At the Rabaa Al-Awadiya camp, a protester said snipers were everywhere.

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