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In Egypt bloodshed, dozens of Morsi backers killed

Sunday - 7/28/2013, 4:08am  ET

The corpse of a supporter for Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi after he was killed during clashes with security forces at Nasr City, where pro-Morsi protesters have held a weeks-long sit-in, lies down on the floor of a field hospital in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, July 27, 2013. Overnight clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in east Cairo left dozens of protesters dead following a day of massive pro-military rallies backing a tough hand against Morsi’s backers and the Muslim Brotherhood group from which he hails. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

AYA BATRAWY
Associated Press

CAIRO (AP) -- Security forces and armed men clashed with supporters of Egypt's ousted president early Saturday, killing at least 65 people in mayhem that underscored an increasingly heavy hand against protests demanding Mohammed Morsi's return to office.

In chaotic scenes, pools of blood stained the floor and bodies were lined up under white sheets in a makeshift hospital near the site of the battles in eastern Cairo. Doctors struggled to cope with the flood of dozens of wounded, many with gunshots to the head or chest.

It was the deadliest single outbreak of violence since the military ousted Morsi on July 3 and one of the deadliest in 2
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