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Monday, August 19, 2013

Photos of the Day: August 19, 2013

An Egyptian man stands in front of a military checkpoint at the Supreme Constitutional Court building on the Nile River cornice in the Maadi district, on August 18, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt. The Supreme Constitutional Court was named as a destination for marches in support of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi on Sunday. Some pro-Morsi marches planned in Cairo on Sunday by Egypt's "Anti Coup Coalition" were cancelled after the Coalition cited security concerns over 'snipers' seen on the protest routes. Hundreds of protesters have been killed during days of violence following the forced clear-out of pro-Morsi sit-in camps at two locations in Cairo on August 14. The Egyptian interim government said on Sunday that it is attempting to find a way to ban Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood organization, of which former President Morsi belonged up until his inauguration as President of Egypt in June 2012.