Egypt: Death Toll Rises to 525

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A supporter of Egypt’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi sleeps by sand barriers set up by protesters around Raba’a Al-Adaweya square perimeter and surrounding streets in Cairo, Aug. 12, 2013.

At least 525 people were killed and 3717 were injured in nationwide violence that erupted in Egypt on Wednesday, according to the health ministry’s latest report on Thursday.

The violence broke out across Egypt following the crackdown on the Cairo protest camps for Islamist supporters of deposed President Mohamed Mursi.