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Photos: The Aftermath of a Massacre in Egypt

In the aftermath of last week’s coup, a massacre left at least 51 pro-Morsi protesters dead and hundreds injured early Monday morning.

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In a haze of tear gas, an Egyptian protest turned deadly at dawn on Monday. An estimated 51 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood were killed and hundreds more injured when army and police units opened fire on a sit-in for the deposed president Mohamed Morsi outside the elite Republican Guards headquarters. The military blamed a “terrorist group,” and said the officers were defending the base from attack, while the Muslim Brotherhood spokesman claimed the protest was peaceful and demonstrators had their heads bowed in prayer when army and police factions began shooting. Here is the aftermath of the violent morning.

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As the smoke cleared and the sun rose, a row of Egyptian Army guards stands poised outside the Republican Guard building in Nasr City in Cairo.

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Protesters come to the aid of a fellow demonstrator writhing on the ground after being tear-gassed during clashes outside the army headquarters. The demonstrators were pushing for the release of Morsi, who is believed to be held inside the compound after being ousted in a coup last week.

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After the morning massacre, the streets were flooded with supporters of former president Morsi, and a heavy police presence kept watch.

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Not everyone in Egypt is keen on interim President Adly Mansour. A female Morsi supporter holds a sign proclaiming the deposed leader as her president.

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A relative of a family member killed early Monday morning cries after seeing the body.

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Chaos reigned as Cairo’s hospitals were overwhelmed with wounded Morsi supporters early Monday. A Health Ministry official estimated 435 were injured in the shootout. Here, an injured man receiving treatment grips his bandaged chest.

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An Egyptian man is consoled outside a morgue after carrying the corpse of his brother killed near the Republican Guard building in Cairo.

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Bodies line the blood-stained floor of a makeshift morgue in a Cairo hospital following the violence.

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A fatigued supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood pauses for a moment on plastic sheeting as people injured in the clashes were taken to safety.