Screams, fires, bloodshed, tears: The streets of Cairo resembled a war zone as Egyptian security forces stormed protest camps organized by the Muslim Brotherhood in support of deposed president Mohamed Morsi. The violent crackdown left more than 500 dead and drew strong international condemnation. In this photo, an Egyptian woman stands in front of a military bulldozer to protect a wounded youngster lying in the road.
An Uncertain Future
A bloodied Egyptian youth, injured in clashes between protesters and security forces, seeks treatment at a makeshift hospital in Cairo. U.S. President Barack Obama deplored the violence against civilians and canceled a planned military exercise with Egypt's armed forces.
Days of Rage
A supporter of Mohamed Morsi, the deposed Islamist president, uses a slingshot during a battle with Egyptian security forces in Cairo's Nasr City district.
Smoke and Flame
Amid burning debris, a Muslim Brotherhood supporter wearing a mask raises a determined fist.
In scenes reminiscent of the Palestinian intifada, protesters threw stones at Egyptian riot police and soldiers, who protected themselves with shields.
A Terrible View
Egyptians watch clashes from an overpass in the Nasr City district of Cairo.
Anger and Destruction
Egyptian supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood topple the burned wreck of a truck during street battles in the Giza area of Cairo.
Kick in the Gut
A member of Egypt's security forces kicks a protester in the stomach near Cairo University.
Behind the Barricades
Women at a Cairo protest camp found that walls made of loose bricks, tires, metal, and sandbags did not deter well-armed security forces.
Anguish Amid the Destruction
During an operation to clear out a protest camp, a member of Egypt's security forces talks to an anguished woman brandishing a stick.
Masses of Wounded
Thousands of Egyptians were wounded in the clashes, including these men, who were brought to a makeshift hospital.
Among the Dead
An Egyptian woman identifies the body of a family member killed in the crackdown.
A man walks within the charred remains of the Rabaa Adawiya mosque, where police brutally dispersed supporters of ousted President Morsi.