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Egypt army kills 278 protesters

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CAIRO: Security forces stormed the Cairo protest camps of ousted president Mohamed Morsi's supporters in a long-anticipated assault that officials said led to 278 deaths across Egypt. 

Reporters run for cover during clashes between Muslim Brotherhood supporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi, and police in Cairo, as security forces backed by bulldozers moved in on two huge pro-Morsi protest camps. (AFP photo)

In response to the violence, the army-backed interim government imposed a month-long nationwide state of emergency and curfews in Cairo and 13 other provinces.

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