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· August, 2013

Stories about Egypt from August, 2013

Egypt Goes Quack Over #SpyDuck

Egypt arrested a “duck” - with a spying gadget. There is more to the duck than meets the eye. On Twitter, netizens grab the occasion to quack up jokes.

Fight Erupts in Saudi Mosque After Preacher Curses el-Sisi

The fight, uploaded on to YouTube, has gone viral and the tug-of-words continues online.

Photo: Pro-Morsi Supporters Rally in Cairo

Journalist Evan Hill shares this photograph of supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi from a rally at the Arab League Street in Cairo today.

Pro-Morsi Supporters Rally Across Egypt

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia maintains a live blog here for protests and rallies planned by supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi across Egypt today. (August 23, 2013) She adds: There...

Egypt: Caught Between a Zombie and a Bloodsucker!

The current situation in Egypt is a challenge for everyone: diplomats, citizens and commentators. The army has used excessive force to disperse sit-ins where Muslim Brotherhood members and sympathizers were...

Churches Attacked in Upper Egypt

David Degner shares photographs from the mobbed and burned churches in Mallawi, Minya, in Upper Egypt here. He writes: Friday two churches in the village of Mallawi, a village in...

China: Egypt's Bloody Crackdown Brings Back Memories of Tiananmen

Egypt’s bloody crackdown on August 14 reminded many Chinese of the Tiananmen massacre in 1989. Many condemned the violent crackdown and applauded the courage of the Egyptian people to fight...

Bodies Pile in Egypt, But Birds Still Singing for Russian Vacationers

Russians living in Egypt to potential tourists: "Don't be afraid."

PHOTO: Churches are Crying in Egypt

In reaction to burning churches, a little girl in Upper Egypt sketched this picture that brought tears to my eyes: pic.twitter.com/iymw3SF49R — daliaziada (@daliaziada) August 15, 2013 Egyptian women rights...

Hong Kong Activists Condemn Cairo Massacre

Rabaa, Egypt: I Have Seen Patients With Their Heads Blown Out

Islam Abdel-Rahman, an Egyptian doctor who was protesting at Rabaa in Cairo found himself trying to save his fellow protesters as their camp came under brutal siege by Egyptian security...

Egypt: “I Literally Felt a Bullet Pass Over my Shoulder”

Egyptian photojournalist Mosa'ab Elshamy was shot at, had a bullet fly over his shoulder, and had his equipment stolen as he ventured into Rabaa Al Adawiya today.

Coptic Churches Burnt in Egypt

On social media, many suggested that the Muslim Brotherhood has been fanning the flames of sectarianism, pitting Muslim against Christian, resulting in today's unprecedented wide-scale attacks.

Journalists Covering Egypt Shot At, Arrested and Threatened

"We just got shot at by birdshot trying to get into the Rabaa sit-in, crouching behind car," tweets Bel Trew, from Cairo, Egypt.

Conflicting Casualty Reports as Muslim Brotherhood Sit-ins Dispersed in Egypt

Egyptian forces are now dispersing two sit-ins in Cairo, with conflicting reports on casualties. The action is unfolding live on television. Netizens weigh in.

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