Crisis in Egypt
More than 600 people were killed in Egypt this week as security forces moved in to disperse crowds of protesters calling for the reinstatement of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. Armoured vehicles and bulldozers tore down the sit-in camps that appeared after the military removed the Islamist president from power on July 3. Pro-Morsi protesters attacked government buildings and police stations across the country. The government tried to restore order by imposing a 30-day state of emergency and a nighttime curfew. Egypt's interim vice president Mohamed ElBaradei resigned to protest the government crackdown.