Death toll in Egypt violence rises amid continued violence
More bloodshed in Egypt, as soldiers continue their crackdown on supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsy.
The worst of Friday's violence occurred in Cairo's Ramses Square, where anti-coup protesters were fired on by government forces.
At least 80 people are said to have been killed, and the Al-Fath mosque in the area reportedly turned into a makeshift morgue with rows of bodies.
A spokesman for Egypt's foreign ministry defended the actions of the security forces, saying that protesters were armed with machine guns.
He dismissed international condemnation of the violence and said it was not based on the facts.
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