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Egypt's "Days Of Wrath" Aftermath In Photos

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Depending on one's sources, the death toll since the start of the "Days of Wrath" in Egypt is anywhere between 800 and several thousand. What is worse, the situation is spiraling out of control as the west, plagued by America's failed attempt at diplomatic non-intervention to preserve its "democratic transition" narrative, is paralyzed while the death toll mounts and the country is gripped by civil war in all but name. Below, via AP, is a rundown of key events that have taken place in Egypt over the past week.

  • Aug. 14 — Riot police backed by armored vehicles and bulldozers clear two sprawling encampments of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, sparking clashes that kill at least 638 people. The presidency declares a monthlong state of emergency across the nation as Vice President Mohamed ElBaradei resigns in protest over the assaults.
  • Aug. 15 — The Interior Ministry authorizes police to use deadly force against protesters targeting police and state institutions after Islamists torch government buildings, churches and police stations in retaliation against the crackdown on their encampments.
  • Aug. 16 — Heavy gunfire rings out throughout Cairo as tens of thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters clash with armed vigilantes in the fiercest street battles to engulf the capital since the country's Arab Spring uprising. The clashes kill 173 people nationwide, including police officers.
  • Aug. 17 — Security forces raid a mosque in Egypt's capital where protesters supporting the nation's ousted president had been barricaded inside overnight. Meanwhile, the Muslim Brotherhood's political arm announces that the son of its spiritual leader Mohammed Badie had been killed in clashes the day before.
  • Aug. 18 —  After torching a Franciscan school, Islamists paraded three nuns on the streets like "prisoners of war" before a Muslim woman offered them refuge. Two other women working at the school were sexually harassed and abused as they fought their way through a mob. In the four days since security forces cleared two sit-in camps by supporters of Egypt's ousted president, Islamists have attacked dozens of Coptic churches along with homes and businesses owned by the Christian minority. The campaign of intimidation appears to be a warning to Christians outside Cairo to stand down from political activism.

The last week in photos:

A member of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporter of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi wears a makeshift gas mask as others run away from shooting during clashes in front of Azbkya police station during clashes at Ramses Square in Cairo August 16, 2013 (Reuters, Amr Abdallah Dalsh)

An Egyptian security force kicks a supporter of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi as they clear a sit-in camp set up near Cairo University in Cairo's Giza district, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Riot police backed by armored vehicles and bulldozers cleared two sprawling encampments of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, sparking clashes that killed at least 638 people. (AP Photo/Hussein Tallal)

Egyptian security forces detain supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi as they clear a sit-in camp set up near Cairo University in Cairo's Giza district, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Riot police backed by armored vehicles and bulldozers cleared two sprawling encampments of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, sparking clashes that killed at least 638 people. Source: AP

Egyptian security forces clear a sit-in camp set up by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in Nasr City district, Cairo, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Egyptian security forces detain supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi as they clear a sit-in camp set up near Cairo University in Cairo's Giza district, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Riot police backed by armored vehicles and bulldozers cleared two sprawling encampments of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, sparking clashes that killed at least 638 people. (AP Photo/Ahmed Gomaa)

Egyptian security forces detain protesters as they clear a sit-in by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in the eastern Nasr City district of Cairo, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Riot police backed by armored vehicles and bulldozers cleared two sprawling encampments of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, sparking clashes that killed at least 638 people. (AP Photo/Ahmed Gomaa)

Firefighter attempt to put out fires as Egyptian security forces clear a sit-in by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in the eastern Nasr City district of Cairo, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Riot police backed by armored vehicles and bulldozers cleared two sprawling encampments of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, sparking clashes that killed at least 638 people. (AP Photo/Ahmed Gomaa)

A supporter of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi sits next to a woman lying down on the floor amid smoke as Egyptian security forces clear their sit-in camp set up near Cairo University in Cairo's Giza district, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Riot police backed by armored vehicles and bulldozers clear two sprawling encampments of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, sparking clashes that kill at least 638 people. (AP Photo/Hussein Tallal)

A military helicopter flies over clouds of smoke after clashes between members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi at Azbkya police station during clashes at Ramses Square in Cairo, August 16, 2013. (Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)

A supporter of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi gestures during clashes with opponents outside Azbkya police station near Ramses Square in Cairo, August 16, 2013. (Reuters/Steve Crisp)

Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi take cover during a protest outside Al-Fath Mosque in Ramses Square, in Cairo August 16, 2013. (Reuters/Youssef Boudlal)

Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans during a protest outside Al-Fath Mosque in Ramses Square, in Cairo August 16, 2013. (Reuters/Youssef Boudlal)

Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi march during a protest outside Al-Fath mosque in Ramses square, Cairo August 16, 2013. (Reuters/Muhammad Hamed)

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Elsewhere, Spiegel chief correspondent Matthias Gebauer tweeted moments ago that he was being held in a Nasr city police station without any accusation and without any information. He is hardly the first journalist to be detained by the Egyptian military.

Finally, while the video below made two days ago may be a fake, if real is shows that an attempt to redo the Tiananmen Square standoff in Cairo had less than a Hollywood ending.

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