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These intense eye-witness videos show just how bad it's gotten in Egypt

Egyptian security forces began an operation to disperse supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi early Wednesday, with scores of casualties reported.

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Supporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi and members of the Muslim Brotherhood run from tear gas shot by police to disperse a pro-Morsi camp, on Aug. 14, 2013 in Cairo. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)

Protests and ensuing clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi have taken place across Egypt today, with most of the violence concentrated in Cairo's Rabaa al-Adaweya and Nahda Squares. Egypt has declared a curfew overnight and a month-long state of emergency. So far, nearly 150 people have been reported killed. You can find regular updates on the GlobalPost Live Blog. Below are firsthand videos taken at some of the more dramatic clashes.

1. Suez

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This video shows protesters on top of a government building in Suez throwing stones at the street below. Clashes have erupted throughout the city and several churches have been torched.

2. Giza

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This video shows security forces shooting tear gas at protesters and bulldozers demolishing a protest camp erected by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi in Giza.

3. Nasr City, Cairo

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This video shows an area near the Rabaa al-Adaweya protest camp in Nasr City as police prepare to drive out the demonstrators.

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Here, burning tires and smoke can be seen in the streets around the Rabaa al-Adaweya protest camp.

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A helicopter circles over the Rabaa al-Adaweya protest camp in a video posted Wednesday morning.

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Men clean their eyes after being sprayed by tear gas near the Rabaa al-Adaweya protest camp.

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This video shows burning debris and teargas being fired as military forces confront protesters near a mosque at the Rabaa al-Adaweya square in Cairo. 

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This video reportedly shows weapons confiscated from protesters by security personnel. Egpyt's security forces were met by heavy resistance as they moved to clear Rabaa al-Adaweya square.

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This video, taken by an Egyptian ariel surveillance craft, documents a deadly shootout between protesters and police near the protest camp in Rabaa al-Adaweya square.

4. Nahda Square, Cairo

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Here, protesters attack military vehicles as an encampment is removed in Nahda Square, Cairo. Egypt's military was summoned to provide backup for the police during the confrontation on Wednesday.

5. Alexandria

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This video shows clashes between different protest groups erupting in Alexandria, Egypt's second largest city. Police can be seen firing teargas as they move to intervene.

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