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  1. Deadly Clashes Mar Anniversary Celebrations in Egypt

    At least 51 were killed and 268 injured across Egypt on Sunday after rival celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of the 1973 Arab-Israeli war turned deadly. In Cairo, violence erupted as supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and former president Mohamed Morsi sought to make their way to Tahrir Square, where the military-backed government’s official festivities were also underway. The Brotherhood supporters claim that their largely peaceful protests turned violent only after the police opened fire on them with live ammunition. Police also used tear gas and birdshot to disrupt similar gatherings in Alexandria and other provinces. 

    Sources: Al Jazeera, The Guardian, WSJ

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