Egypt Death Toll Rises to 525

    An Egyptian man walks between lines of bodies wrapped in shrouds at a mosque in Cairo on August 15, 2013, following a crackdown on the protest camps of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi the previous day. The day's violence was Egypt's worst in decades, exceeding even that seen during the 18-day uprising that ousted president Hosni Mubarak. AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI        (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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    The Muslim Brotherhood called for supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi to take to the streets Thursday after the military-controlled government’s barbaric attack on protesters the day before. Meanwhile, Wednesday’s death toll continues to rise: the Egyptian health ministry says 525 people were killed and nearly 4,000 injured. One mosque where Morsi supporters had gathered, became the site of more than 200 casualties. Wednesday’s crackdown was expected, but its scale and brutality—12 hours of bulldozers, tanks, tear gas and live gunfire—shocked both Morsi supporters and governments around the world.

    Muslim Brotherhood calls for marches.
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