A supporter of ousted President Mohamed Morsi gestures as smoke billows behind him during clashes between pro-Morsi demonstrators and security forces outside Cairo's Rabaa al-Adaweya mosque on August 14, 2013.
Credit: Mosa'ab Elshamy

CAIRO, Egypt — At least 278 people are dead and scores more injured in Egypt's bloodiest day since the uprising two years ago.

Police forces stormed a thousands-strong sit-in of supporters of the ousted President Mohamed Morsi, using live ammunition, armored bulldozers and tear gas to disperse the crowd.

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Egyptian photographer Mosa'ab Elshamy documented the violence.

  • A supporter of ousted President Mohamed Morsi gestures as smoke billows behind him during clashes between pro-Morsi demonstrators and security forces outside Cairo's Rabaa al-Adaweya mosque on August 14, 2013.
    Credit: Mosa'ab Elshamy
  • A supporter of ousted President Mohamed Morsi fires a flare during clashes with security forces outside Cairo's Raba'a al-Adaweya mosque, where pro-Morsi demonstrators camped for six weeks to see their leader reinstated. Police moved to disperse the sit-in on August 14, 2013.
    Credit: Mosa'ab Elshamy
  • A female supporter of deposed President Mohamed Morsi shields herself from tear gas fired by security forces during a forced dispersal of a pro-Morsi demonstration in Cairo.
    Credit: Mosa'ab Elshamy
  • The bodies of pro-Morsi demonstrators are aligned on the floor of a makeshift morgue outside the Rabaa al-Adaweya mosque in Cairo, where supporters of the former president have staged a weeks-long sit-in. Security forces clamped down on the demonstration, and health officials say 149 people were killed in the ensuing violence.
    Credit: Mosa'ab Elshamy
  • A father grieves near the makeshift morgue at the Rabaa al-Adaweya mosque in Cairo after seeing the body of his son (not shown), who was shot during clashes between supporters of the ousted Islamist president and security forces on August 14, 2013.
    Credit: Mosa'ab Elshamy
  • The scene at Cairo's Rabaa al-Adaweya mosque during clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi. Police, backed by armored cars and helicopters, used tear gas and live ammunition to disperse a weeks-long sit-in on August 14, 2013.
    Credit: Mosa'ab Elshamy

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