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Aug 20

Crisis In Egypt

Adel Anwar waves an Egyptian flag during a rally by the White House on Saturday, July 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Ongoing violence in Egypt peaked on August 14, marking one of the bloodiest days in recent Egyptian history. Conflicting death tolls were reported after the military cracked down on sit-ins throughout the country. Lasting more than a month, the sit-ins started in support of former president Mohamed Morsi. Prior to military intervention, demonstrators refused to leave until he returned to power.

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