Security forces in Cairo, wearing gas masks and carrying guns
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Bloodshed as Cairo camps are cleared

Egypt has declared a month-long state of emergency after scores of people were killed when security forces stormed the protest camps of the supporters of the deposed president, Mohammed Morsi.

The Muslim Brotherhood claims hundreds of people have been killed but the authorities say the death toll is much lower.

One hospital is reporting that several thousand have been injured in the running battles.

The two camps have been occupied by protestors for the past six weeks since president Mohammed Morsi was removed from power by the military.

James Reynolds reports from Cairo.

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