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August 15th, 2013
05:04 PM ET

Egypt's bloody crackdown draws condemnation

Many of the dead lie in white sheets. The names, if they are known, written on the fabric enshrouding the bodies.

At least 525 people were killed in a single day in Egypt, according to the country's health ministry – a staggering number, the bloodiest day since the 2011 revolution.

The capital on Thursday was once again at a brink, after a day filled with violence.

Forces of Egypt's interim government stormed two camps filled with supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsy. The result – a slaughter.

Members of Morsy's party, the Muslim Brotherhood, are retaliating. They stormed a government building in Giza and set it on fire. Morsy supporters also reportedly torched a number of Coptic Christian churches.

Any sort of political resolution moving forward is going to be very difficult, and challenging, says CNN Senior International Correspondent Arwa Damon.

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