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51 Egyptians killed in new street violence

Morsi supporters, military forces clash on holiday

CAIRO — Clashes erupted Sunday across much of Egypt between security forces and supporters of the ousted president, leaving 51 killed, as rival crowds of supporters of the military and backers of the ousted Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi, poured into streets around the country to mark a major holiday.

The capital, Cairo, saw multiple scenes of chaos as street battles raged for hours in some neighborhoods, with Morsi supporters firing birdshot and throwing firebombs at police who responded with gunshots and tear gas.

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