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Security forces moved to crush Islamist demonstrations in Cairo, leaving at least 700 dead.

CAIRO — Egypt’s military-backed government imposed a month-long nighttime curfew in nearly half the country’s provinces Wednesday night, following a day of nationwide violence that was striking in its brutality and that marked one of the bloodiest episodes here in decades.

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Just two days before security forces brutally cleared the pro-Morsi sit-ins in Cairo, demonstrators had waited nervously for the crackdown to begin.
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